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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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5 July 2005

Angola: Diamond areas short-changed by development, says report

Author: UN Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN News)

Angola is likely to produce diamonds worth nearly US $900 million this year, but little of that money will be spent on development in the diamond producing areas, according to a new report. The report by Partnership Africa Canada noted that...[in] the northeast provinces of Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul, which account for a large portion of Angola's diamond production, the local population were dispossessed of land rights and enjoyed few social services.

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Author: Partenariat Afrique Canada

L’Angola produira probablement des diamants valant près de 900 millions de dollars en 2005, ce qui engendrera des recettes beaucoup plus importantes pour l’État. Mais les dépenses consacrées à la santé, à l’éducation et à l’infrastructure rurale demeurent faibles. L’année 2005 marque ... la troisième année de paix réelle .... La lenteur du développement ne peut plus être attribuée au conflit... [fait référence à Alrosa (Almazy Rossii Sakha), ASCorp (Angola Selling Corporation) (joint venture Endiama, Lev Leviev Group, Omega Diamonds), BHP Billiton, Catoca, Diamond Industries (auparavant Energem Resources), Daumonty Financing, Endiama (Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola), ESCOM Mining, International Diamond Industries, Lazare Kaplan, Lev Leviev, MATS, Mombo, New Millenium Resources, Omega Diamond, Odebrecht, Petra Diamonds, Portuguese Bank Grupo Espirito Santo, Sociedad de Desenvolvimento Mineiro (SDM) (joint venture Odebrecht & Endiama), SODIAM (part of Endiama), Trans Africa Investment Services (TAIS) (partie de Lev Leviev Group), Welox (partie de Lev Leviev Group)]

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