From laggard to leader? Zimbabwe’s turbulent diamond history

January 31, 2023

This IPIS Insight provides background and context to Zimbabwe’s current Kimberley Process chairmanship, both historically and in light of whether it might present opportunities for government and corporate actors in the country to exorcise their demons.

The impact of COVID-19 on African communities affected by diamond mining

July 1, 2020

The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), of which IPIS is a member, has published a new report on the impact of COVID-19 on African communities affected by diamond mining. The diamond sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. The devastation is felt across the supply chain, not the least in various African countries that depend on this precious mineral in their socio-econ

Zimbabwe mining

Artisanal and small-scale mining mapping in the Runde Rural District of Zimbabwe

June 28, 2019

IPIS and the Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) collaborated to map artisanal and small-scale mining in the Runde Rural district of Zimbabwe. Following a training on Mobile Data Collection (MDC) tools organized by IPIS in November 2018, ZELA conducted a pilot study on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) in the area. Five groups of enumerators from seven wards in Zvishavane visited 31

Zimbabwe – Arms and Corruption: fuelling human rigths abuse

July 17, 2009

The following examples of irresponsible arms transfers involving Zimbabwe and other actors should be of great concern to the international community. The examples cited below are intended to illustrate further the need to ensure that the proposed international Arms Trade Treaty is as comprehensive as possible, and fully reflects the obligations of States to prevent arms transfers which pose a subs

Illegale trafiek van wapens naar conflicten: De grote meren en Angola (123)

June 17, 1999

Dit dossier bundelt een aantal voorlopige resultaten van een langlopend onderzoek naar de mechanismen van de illegale wapenhandel. Een meer uitgebreide en gedetailleerde studie verschijnt in het najaar en is het resultaat van een onderzoeksproject waarvoor I.P.I.S. samenwerkte met de organisaties NISAT (Noorwegen) en BASIC (Groot-Brittanië en de VS). Met het project willen deze organisaties de pro