|Anglo De Beers put in the frame
The Kimberley Certification Process (KP) was ostensibly designed to keep “blood diamonds” off global markets. Not only has it failed to do so, but it is actively promoting the human rights atrocities it pledged to wipe out.
At least, that’s the view of Khadife Sarife and Nick Meynen expressed in a strident denunciation of the KP published on 15th October 2012. The authors cite recent “developments” in Zimbabwe to back their argument. They also claim that the world’s largest purveyor of diamonds, De Beers, actively corrupted the application of the Kimberley Process to Angola, at a time when De Beers was majority-owned by Anglo American.
CCS Seminar: Resource-cursed Zimbabwe's Marange blood diamonds, 6 July2012