Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...

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Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

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The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

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Angola diamond output drops as sales grow in 2019

16 january 2020

angola_flag.pngAngola produced 9.086 million carats in 2019 from industrial operations, a drop of 4.8% when compared to the previous year due to the closure of a diamond mine.
However, the annual output was 9.121 million carats with semi-industrial production, according to Endiama president Ganga Júnior.
He was quoted by Macauhub as saying that the semi-industrial diamond sector produced 35,856 carats of diamonds last year.
The industrial sector sold 9.114 million carats at an average price of $138.58 per carat compared to $168.45 per carat in 2018, which translates to a 7% drop in price.
Júnior said when combined, the industrial and semi-industrial diamond sectors, sold 9.149 million carats, in 2019.
The diamond sales reached $1.263 billion in 2019, an additional $34.7 million compared with the previous year’s earnings.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished