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KP ban on Zim diamond exports will not impact recovery - NGO

05 august 2009

Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) said an embargo by the Kimberley Process on Zimbabwe diamonds will not undermine any future economic recovery of the country, Polished Prices reported.
"Total diamond exports from Zimbabwe for the whole of 2008 were a mere US$33 million, and therefore the necessary embargo by the KP on Zimbabwe's diamonds will not undermine any future economic recovery," Bernard Taylor, Executive Director of Partnership Africa Canada, said in a statement.
"Arguments to the contrary by Zimbabwe's political leaders that diamonds are key to Zimbabwe's economic revival, are based on deliberately inflated diamond production levels and are simply smoke and mirrors," he said.
PAC has been calling for the suspension of Zimbabwe from the Kimberley Process since December 2008.
The NGO also called for the Kimberley Process to develop a clear and actionable protocol on gross human rights abuse in the management of a member's diamond industry.
"The onus is on the members of the Kimberley Process to take vigorous action to prevent tainted diamonds from entering the world's clean diamond stream," it said. "Zimbabwe is the test for the Kimberley Process to show the world it cares about human rights and is working to keep consumer confidence in the purity of diamonds."
The announcement comes five months after the release, in March 2009, of Partnership Africa Canada's report on the horrors behind Zimbabwe's diamond trade, ‘Zimbabwe, Diamonds and the Wrong Side of History’.
Recently, a Kimberley Process Zimbabwe Review Mission team also recommended the suspension of Zimbabwe from the KP.