Diamonds v. Human Rights: Who Prevails?

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    The European Union has all of a sudden decided to remove sanctions on a list of 51 Zimbabweans and 20 companies previously accused of bankrolling and supporting the repressive government of Robert Mugabe. Last time we checked the people on this list had not changed their allegiance. In fact most of them are more entrenched than ever in ZANU-PF politics.

    However it is worth noting that diamonds were discovered in Zimbabwe and have begun to flow into the world supply. These diamonds have enriched ZANU-PF officials and the European businessmen who they are dealing with the most. Hence it comes as no surprise that the EU has all of a sudden forgotten why these people had been placed under sanctions in the first place. I guess when its a comparison between diamonds and human rights, the former prevails. These expensive gems were the forces behind the wars in Sierra Leone, Liberia and the DRC. They really are just that powerful.

    The following individuals have been removed from the European Union sanctions list:

    · Barwe, Reuben 3
    · Bredenkamp, John Arnold 5
    · Chimbudzi, Alice 15
    · Chimedza, Paul 16
    · Chimutengwende, Chenhamo Chekezha 17
    · Chinamasa, Monica 18
    · Chiremba, Mirirai 24
    · Chitakunye, Eliphas 25
    · Chiwenga, Jocelyn 27
    · Chiwewe, Willard 29
    · Chiwese, George 28
    · Deketeke, Pikirayi 31
    · Dube, Tshinga Judge 33
    · Gumbo, Rugare Eleck Ngidi 36
    · Hungwe, Josaya (a.k.a. Josiah) Dunira 39
    · Hungwe, Josaya (a.k.a. Josiah) Dunira 39
    · Huni, Munyaradzi 40
    · Karimanzira, David Ishemunyoro Godi 43
    · Kazembe, Joyce Laetitia 46
    · Kereke, Munyaradzi 47
    · Mahoso, Tafataona 58
    · Makwanya, Judith 59
    · Makwavarara, Sekesai 60
    · Manyonda, Kenneth Vhundukai 63
    · Matanyaire, Munyaradzi 67
    · Mavhaire, Dzikamai 72
    · Mbiriri, Partson 73
    · Mombeshora, Millicent Sibongile 79
    · Moyo, July Gabarari 82
    · Muchechetere, Happison 88
    · Mudzvova, Paul 96
    · Mugabe, Leo 98
    · Mujuru, Solomon T.R. 101
    · Mukosi, Musoro Wegomo 102
    · Mumbengegwi, Samuel Creighton 104
    · Mutasa, Gertrude 110
    · Mutasa, Justin Mutsawehuni 111
    · Mutiwekuziva, Kenneth Kaparadza 114
    · Muzenda, Tsitsi V. 116
    · Muzonzini, Elisha 117
    · Ncube, Abedinico 120
    · Ndlovu, Sikhanyiso 121
    · Nkala, Herbert 124
    · Nyawani, Misheck 128
    · Patel, Bharat 132
    · Rautenbach, Muller Conrad (a.k.a. Billy) 134
    · Sakabuya, Morris 138
    · Samkange, Nelson Tapera Crispen 140
    · Sandi, Eunice Moyo 141
    · Shumba, Isaiah Masvayamwando 148
    · Utete, Charles 159
    · Zvayi, Caesar 163

    The following companies have been removed from European Union sanctions:

    · Alpha International (PVT) Ltd 1
    · Breco (Asia Pacific) Ltd 2
    · Breco (Eastern Europe) Ltd 3
    · Breco (South Africa) Ltd 4
    · Breco (UK) Ltd 5
    · Breco Group 6
    · Breco International 7
    · Breco Nominees Ltd 8
    · Breco Services Ltd 9
    · Corybantes Ltd 12
    · Echo Delta Holdings 14
    · Masters International Ltd 18
    · Ndlovu Motorways 19
    · Piedmont (UK) Ltd 21
    · Raceview Enterprises 22
    · Ridgepoint Overseas Developments Ltd (a.k.a. Ridgepoint Overseas Developments Ltd) 23
    · Scottlee Holdings (PVT) Ltd 24
    · Scottlee Resorts Ltd 25
    · Timpani Export Ltd 27
    · Tremalt Ltd 28

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