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Angola Diamond Mining and War

CASE DESCRIPTION: Angola Diamond Mining and War. Draft Author: Lloyd R. Lewis III (June 14, 1997) I. Identification. 1. Abstract: The Republic of Angola has been at war for over 35 years, first against the Portuguese and, after 1975 with outside help, between themselves. Angola has the potential to be a wealthy developed African nation since it

Angola: Diamond Trade and War,15 Dec 1998

Angola: Diamond Trade and War Date distributed (ymd): 981215 Document reposted by APIC THE ROLE OF DIAMONDS IN ANGOLA IN THE 1990'S "In the mining areas of Lunda Norte, historically the most exploited of the country's range of reserves, diamonds have played an important role in sustaining the conflict since the 1992 elections. UNITA is

Why was war good for Angola's diamond miners?

Aug 17, 2007 Wartime Angola was a very expensive place for diamond miners to operate because of the bombed-out roads, kidnappings, and other hazards of operating in a conflict zone. Running a mine

Mining industry of Angola

The Portuguese arrived 1475 at the coast of what today is Angola. Until the 19th century, they practically remained confined to the bridgeheads of Luanda, Benguela and Moçâmedes and their hinterland. They used these vantage points in order to play a pivotal role in the Atlantic slave trade: until 1830 well over a million Angolan people were exported as slaves, mainly to Brazil, but also to the Caribbean and North America. They obtained slaves through raiding, but mostly by buying them from key figures in the African kingdo

Angola Mining Africa

Diamond Mining in Angola. Production of diamonds rose by 30% in 2006 and the national diamond company of Angola (Emprêsa Nacional de Diamantes), ‘Endiama’, founded in 1981, expects production and exports to rise steadily year on year. The government has embarked on a campaign to attract, foreign investors to the diamond rich areas of Uige

The mining industry in Angola, no longer a diamond in

Mar 17, 2021 Angola is creating a new diamond development hub in the mining province of Lunda Sul, creating jobs, investment and specialist careers.

Torture, murder and corruption in Angola's diamond mines

Apr 17, 2015 The war, which killed 500,000 over almost three decades, ended in 2002, and the country signed up to the Kimberly Process which means all diamonds from Angola

Precarity in Angolan diamond mining towns, 1920–2014

Catoca mine was Angola's richest diamond mine, producing 7 million carats valued at $122.6 million in 2009 and 6.7 million carats in 2012, representing approximately 80% of Angola's total diamond output in that year. Footnote 14. The diamond wealth of the region contrasted with the region's transport inaccessibility and poverty.

Waste From Mine in Angola Kills 12 Downstream in Congo

Sep 03, 2021 Waste From Mine in Angola Kills 12 Downstream in Congo, Minister Says. Toxic metals from Angola’s largest diamond mine spilled into the Kasai River

Urban Modernity versus the Blood Diamond Legacy: Angola’s

Oct 04, 2017 For most of the latter half of the 20th century, war carved the contours of settlement and mining activity in Angola. The aim of this article is twofold: first, to contrast migrant and urban livelihoods during the war, distinguishing between artisanal guerrilla diamond-digging settlements and the refuge ‘government cities’, and, secondly, to compare recent patterns of migration

Toxic leak from Angola diamond mine kills 12 in DR Congo

Sep 03, 2021 A toxic leak from a massive diamond mine in Angola killed at least 12 people and left 4,500 sick, a minister in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo says. The leak turned a

History in Angola Blood Diamonds

History of Blood Diamonds in Angola. Angola gained independence on November 11,1975 from Portugal. However, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), and the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA), fought in a civil war lasting 27 years from 1974 to 2001.

Angola seeks to boost diamond output, negotiating with

Mar 02, 2021 Angola plans to boost diamond mining and open a new large mine in the east, aiming to produce 5.7 million carats there in 2023, or more than half

Blood Diamonds Stanford University

Dec 06, 2002 To understand the value of these stones, and ultimately their role in war, it helps to first understand their origins and where they come form. Diamonds are the most frequently used form capital by the rebels in Angola, Sierra Leone, and the Democratic Republic of Congo use to purchase weapons.

Lulo Diamond Mine, Angola Mining Technology

Lulo diamond mine is located in the Southern African nation of Angola. The diamonds sourced from the operation include large single diamonds weighing more than 10.8 carats (ct), high-end type IIa gems, and pink and yellow coloured diamonds. The notable recoveries included four diamonds weighing more than 100ct, including a 404ct diamond, which

Untapped Potential: The Story of Angola’s Diamonds

The Catoca Diamond Mine is listed as the fourth-largest kimberlite mine in the world. It is located in central-western Angola in the Lunda Sol province, some 55 kilometers from the city of Saurimo. It is the country’s largest diamond mine, covering some 64 hectares. In 2013, $594 million worth of rough diamonds extracted at Catoca were sold.

Wars of Southern Africa The History Guy: War and

Jul 04, 2020 The Angolan civil war and US foreign policy. Crisis Mapping Angola. Angola's 25 Years of Civil War. Angola Diamond Mining and War. Mozambique's Sixteen-Year Bloody Civil War. Rhodesian Bush War Phtotographs Military Photos. The Role of Airpower in the Rhodesian Bush War, 1965-1980. MADAGASCAR REBELLION: YEARS: 1947-1948 DEATHS: 11000

Conflict resources: from ‘curse’ to blessing Africa Renewal

In Angola’s war, each side had a ready source of revenue — the government controlled offshore oil fields, while the rebel UNITA movement sustained itself for years through illegal diamond mining.

Top five diamond mining countries of Africa profiled

Mar 09, 2020 Diamonds were first discovered in Angola in 1912. However, a civil war funded by its diamond deposits lasted more than 25 years — only ending in 2002 and leaving most of the country’s infrastructure seriously damaged.

Pages tagged with Angola Search Global Witness

Dec 01, 1998 Angola’s immense oil and diamond resources have fuelled conflict, environmental destruction, and high-level corruption. In 1998 our seminal report, A Rough Trade, thrust the issue of blood diamonds funding the country’s civil war into the spotlight.Later, our exposure of oil corruption in prolonging the conflict led to the creation of the Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative.

Angolan Interest in Diamond Mining

May 05, 2014 The Angolan diamond sector has been underdeveloped due to the country's civil war and, until recently, inadequate infrastructure that limited access to the resources. Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are currently meeting in Dundo to discuss the conflict-free development of diamonds found in their countries.

Angola: Diamond Trade and War AfricaFocus

Angola, as a major producer of high quality unworked diamonds [Angola's diamonds are some of the best in the world, and are in demand within the diamond business.], the majority originating from UNITA held territory, has been a threat to market stability, and De Beers are clearly involved in this trade.

Urban Modernity versus the Blood Diamond Legacy: Angola’s

Oct 04, 2017 For most of the latter half of the 20th century, war carved the contours of settlement and mining activity in Angola. The aim of this article is twofold: first, to contrast migrant and urban livelihoods during the war, distinguishing between artisanal guerrilla diamond-digging settlements and the refuge ‘government cities’, and, secondly, to compare recent patterns of migration

Angola slowly winning war against informal diamond mining

Sep 12, 2012 Angola slowly winning war against informal diamond mining. 12 september 2012. Expert reports. Three years ago the Partnership Africa Canada (PAC) issued a report, which claimed that Angola had weak internal controls of diamonds produced by artisanal miners or garimpeiros as they are locally known. The majority of these illegal diamond miners

Angola's war economy : the role of oil and diamonds

The item Angola's war economy : the role of oil and diamonds, edited by Jakkie Cilliers and Christian Dietrich represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Boston University Libraries. This item is available to borrow from all library branches.

Diamond industry of Angola Rough&Polished

Jul 27, 2020 Diamond Mining in Angola Diamond mining in Angola dates back to 1917 when a consortium of Belgian, English and Portuguese investors established Companhia de Diamantes de Angola, or Diamang. In 1961, a civil war broke out in Angola against the Portuguese colonialism. In 1975, Angola gained independence.

History in Angola Blood Diamonds

History of Blood Diamonds in Angola. Angola gained independence on November 11,1975 from Portugal. However, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), and the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA), fought in a civil war lasting 27 years from 1974 to 2001.

A master class in corruption: The Luanda Leaks across the

Jul 23, 2020 After the government controlled by José Eduardo dos Santos, Isabel’s father, captured the nation’s largest diamond mines in the midst of a civil war, it created the Angolan Selling

Angola Stanford Libraries

OCLC NetFirst® Hot Topics: Conflict Diamonds: Diamonds and War February 27, 2001. OCLC annotated links to the documents and other online resources concerning the topic of "Conflict Diamonds: Diamonds and War". The documents listed concentrate on the issue of the illegal diamond trade from Angola and from Sierra Leone.

Diamonds: A War's Best Friend CBS News

Jun 14, 2001 Diamonds: A War's Best Friend. For much of the last decade, one of the most brutal wars on the planet has been raging in the small West African country of Sierra Leone — funded by diamonds mined

DiamondGroup

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'Conflict diamonds' evade UN sanctions Africa Renewal

Angola's 'vanishing diamonds' The UN imposed the first of a series of arms, travel and financial sanctions on the Angolan rebel movement, UNITA, in 1993 in an effort to weaken its war

Congo says Angola tailings pollution kills 12, to seek

Sep 03, 2021 The Democratic Republic of Congo will seek compensation from the owners of an Angolan diamond mine after a tailings dam leak polluted

Where Are Diamonds Mined? Countries That Produce Diamonds

Angola. Diamond mining began in Angola over 100 years ago while it was a Portuguese colony. The earliest production was from the country’s many alluvial deposits, and those diamonds were exported to Europe by Portuguese merchants. Today, Angola has been one of the world’s leading diamond producers on the basis of dollar value and volume for

Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond is a 2006 American political action thriller film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, and Djimon Hounsou.The title refers to blood diamonds, which are diamonds mined in war zones and sold to finance conflicts, and thereby profit warlords and diamond companies across the world.. Set during the Sierra Leone Civil War of 1991