[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, Published on: 9 March 2005

[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 concession holders operate with impunity as a paramilitary force. Report refers to 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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Related companies: ASCORP (Angola Selling Corporation) (joint venture Endiama, Lev Leviev Group, Omega Diamonds) De Beers (part of Anglo American) Endiama (Empresa Nacional de Diamantes de Angola) Lazare Kaplan Lev Leviev Group SODIAM (part of Endiama)