International Women’s Day: Partnership Africa Canada Announces Women-Led Microcredit Project
AFECCOR will provide microcredit and savings services to Just Gold pilot project participants, while creating economic opportunities for women in the artisanal gold sector
March 8 2017—Ottawa, Canada
Partnership Africa Canada is excited to mark International Women's Day with the announcement of a new project to promote women's economic empowerment in the artisanal gold mining sector in Democratic Republic of Congo.
US Suspension of Conflict Minerals Rule Threatens Progress towards Conflict-Free Supply Chains
February 10, 2017—Ottawa, Canada
A reported move by the new United States administration to issue an Executive Order and suspend Section 1502 of Dodd Frank has the potential to severely undermine years of progress to ensure minerals are not financing conflict or contributing to corruption.
Loopholes in Mali’s Export Tax Regime make it a Magnet for the Illicit Trade of Gold in West Africa
Due diligence on West African gold urged as new report reveals discrepancies in production and trade statistics between Mali and UAE
Ottawa, Canada—January 26, 2017
Mali's taxation practices applicable to gold exports have turned the country into West Africa's illicit gold trading hub, Partnership Africa Canada said in a report published today.
Conflict Diamonds from CAR Entering International Markets via Cameroon
Kimberley Process must act after new report reveals shortfalls in Cameroon's traceability procedures create opportunities for smuggling and corruption
Ottawa, Canada—December 2, 2016
Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada said in a report published today.
Despite Last Minute Overtures, Civil Society Boycotts Conflict Diamond Meeting in Dubai
"Rigour" Needed in Kimberley Process Chair's Newest Proposals
Ottawa, Canada—November 10, 2016
Civil society who are members of a conflict diamond certification scheme have declined an invitation to end their boycott and attend the upcoming Kimberley Process Plenary meeting held in Dubai from November 13-17.
Civil Society under Attack in Liberia: Green Advocates Staff in Hiding after Threats from Police
(Ottawa—November 4, 2016)
Partnership Africa Canada is calling on the Liberian government to immediately ensure the safety and security of staff of a national civil society organization promoting natural resource governance—Green Advocates—after threats have forced its members to go into hiding.
- Democratic Republic of Congo Recognizes Partnership Africa Canada’s Just Gold Pilot Project in a Memorandum of Understanding
- Workshop in Ituri Aims to Strengthen Certification Efforts for Conflict Minerals
- First Congolese Gold Exporter Takes Decisive Action to Carry out Due Diligence: Opens its Doors to International Markets
- Civil Society Boycotts Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme