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Development & diamonds in Angola

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8 September 2004

Development and Diamonds in Angola

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

This first Annual Review of the diamond industry in Angola examines the state of the industry since UN sanctions against the rebel group UNITA were ended in December 2002. It examines the potential for diamonds to serve as an engine of development rather than war. And it spells out some of the challenges that now face a government that has been widely criticized for secrecy, corruption and mismanagement.

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1 July 2004

[PDF] Angola Diamond Industry Annual Review

Author: Partnership Africa Canada

This first Annual Review of the diamond industry in Angola...examines the potential for diamonds to serve as an engine of development rather than war. And it spells out some of the challenges that now face a government that has been widely criticized for secrecy, corruption and mismanagement. [refers to De Beers, Condiama (part of De Beers), Mining & Technical Services (part of De Beers), Diamang, Endiama (Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola), SODIAM, ASCorp (Angola Selling Corporation) (joint venture Endiama, Lev Leviev Group, Omega Diamonds), Roan Selection Trust, ITM Mining, Alrosa (Almazy Rossii Sakha), Odebrecht Mining Services (part of Odebrecht), Daumonty Financing, Omega Diamonds, Steinmetz, Arslanian Frères, Lazare Kaplan, Trans Hex, Petra Diamonds, ESCOM Mining, Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Mineiro (SDM) (joint venture Endiama & Odebrecht Mining Services), BHP Billiton, Moyoweno, Banco Espirito Santo, Sociedade Mineira de Lucapa (joint venture Sociedade Portuguesa do Empreendimentos (SPE) & Endiama), DIAGAL (joint venture SPE & De Beers), Chitotolo, Lumanhe, Terraminas, SouthernEra Resources (now SouthernEra Diamonds), Minex, Comico, Angola Resources (part of New Millennium Resources), Mombo, IDAS Resources (part of Adastra Minerals), DiamondWorks (now Energem Resources), Codiam, LLD (Lev Leviev Diamonds), TAIS, RDR]

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