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Featured Blog Posts – October 2018 Archive (2)

The Ethical Jewelry Exposé: Lies, Damn Lies and Conflict Free Diamonds

 

 

 

Exposé by Fairtrade Gold pioneer jeweler with 22-years in the business reveals how the emerging “responsible & ethical jewelry” narrative hides a range of social and environmental atrocities.

 

 

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Added by Marc Choyt on October 17, 2018 at 22:00 — No Comments

First things first; Government should sort out uncollected fees and royalties

Variances in gold export declarations by the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and the Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) continue to stress a missed opportunity in Uganda’s mineral resources. The Office of the Auditor General’s 2016/17 report highlights an 8,674.719kgs variance between the MEMD declaration (16.281kgs) and the URA record (8,691kgs). Similarly, the 2015/16 financial year highlighted a variance of 5,223kgs of Gold exports between the 93kgs of gold awarded export…

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Added by Acomai Isabella on October 7, 2018 at 8:44 — No Comments

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