Michael Gibb
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Dr. Michael Gibb the Campaign Leader for Conflict Resources at Global Witness, and former Lecturer in Philosophy at Oxford University.

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Europe Is Dragging Its Feet on Conflict Minerals

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2014 | 6:00 PM

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Don't ask, don't tell. This is the deal consumers have long been offered by companies in exchange for cheaper clothes, cheaper food, and cheaper gadgets. Knowing the terms of this deal, it can be difficult to ask too many...

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Tenders and Vendors - Zimbabwe's Ailing Economy and Another Dubai Diamond Sale

(0) Comments | Posted July 25, 2014 | 1:08 PM

Close to a million carats of Zimbabwe diamonds are up for sale in Dubai this week, with authorities reportedly hoping to sell them for an average of US$100 per carat. If they are successful, Zimbabwe's latest sale through the Middle East's major diamond trading hub could raise almost...

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Celebrations in Tripoli Offer Some Good News From Libya

(0) Comments | Posted August 10, 2012 | 8:50 AM

Two nights ago, on the 20th day of Ramadan, I joined several thousand Libyans celebrating in Tripoli's Martyrs' Square. On a stage near the old castle wall where Muammar Gaddafi delivered some of his infamous rambling speeches a children's choir performed a continuous loop of the national anthem Gaddafi replaced,...

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Fame Alone Will Not End Impunity

(0) Comments | Posted March 8, 2012 | 9:23 AM

The social media campaign Kony 2012 has met with tremendous success. Their website and documentary chronicles the suffering of Uganda's many thousand child soldiers, and details the crimes of Joseph Kony, the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army.

The campaign's stated objective is to make...

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Women Must be Given a Leading Role in Reconciliation

(1) Comments | Posted September 6, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Libyan women's groups recently staked their claim to a more meaningful role in the reconciliation and reconstruction of their country. They noted, among other things, that women were largely absent from the recent Paris conference convened to discuss Libya's future.

Earlier this year I attended...

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International Justice Needs Local Hearings

(1) Comments | Posted August 31, 2011 | 7:00 PM

Today the International Criminal Court begins its first hearings to confirm charges against three of the six men accused of orchestrating the violence that followed Kenya's 2007 Presidential Elections, leaving over 1,000 dead and over 350,000 displaced. We interviewed many of the displaced during the spring...

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