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ASCORP (Angola Selling Corporation) (joint venture Endiama, Lev Leviev Group, Omega Diamonds)

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21 December 2013

Kimberley’s Illicit Process

Author: Khadija Sharife & John Grobler, World Policy Journal

Omega’s illegal diamond trade linked countries in central Africa to Omega subsidiaries in Dubai and...Antwerp...Omega would purchase diamonds of questionable origin for little to no money in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe. They...

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4 December 2008

"I was beaten until I fainted. When I return to consciousness it was dark. The next day I crawled back." Testimonies from the mine in which Leviev is a partner [Angola]

Author: Itai Ro, Globes (Israel’s Business Arena) [Article translated from Hebrew for Adalah-NY by Rann Bar-on]

Deloy Mpemba lives in Luremo...Nearby is mine operated by...Luminas - a partnership between Leviev, the Angola National Diamond Industry and a local retired general...Locals, who search for diamonds to avoid starvation are designated 'pirate miners'....

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29 November 2006

[DOC] Angola: The New Blood Diamonds

Author: Rafael Marques, public seminar at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London

...people from the diamond rich-areas of the Lundas, in North-eastern Angola, have trusted me with their personal stories as victims of systematic violence, humiliation and deprivation of their basic rights to survive. Diamonds are the cause of their...

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1 September 2006
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1 September 2006

[PDF] full report: "Operation Kissonde: the diamonds of humiliation and misery"

Author: Rafael Marques, freelance journalist

This report...looks at the tragic impact that diamond extraction has on the lives of local populations, the institutional incentives to permanently violate human rights, the privatisation of violence, and the unchecked plundering of these resources......

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1 July 2005

Partnership Africa-Canada report says Angola producing $900 million of diamonds this year, but residents of mining areas see few benefits & are dispossessed of land

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1 July 2005
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9 March 2005

[PDF] full report: "Lundas - The Stones of Death, Angola's deadly diamonds: Human Rights Abuses in the Lunda Provinces, 2004"

Author: Rafael Marques, freelance journalist, & Rui Falcão de Campos, lawyer

[The report's authors link violence in northern Angola to lawlessness and corruption that ensure only a privileged few benefit from the region's diamond wealth. Evidence is presented to show how private security companies employed by the large mining...

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9 March 2005
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Author: Rafael Marques, jornalista, & Rui Falcão de Campos, advogado

O relatório denuncia os abusos contra os direitos humanos em Lundas [refere a Diamang, De Beers, SODIAM, ASCORP (Angola Selling Corporation) (joint venture Endiama, Lev Leviev Group, Omega Diamonds), ENDIAMA, LKI (Lazare Kaplan International)]

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1 October 2004

Global Witness, Partnership Africa Canada: "The Key to Kimberley: Internal Diamond Controls, Seven Case Studies"

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