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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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Cameroon taps into Angola's diamond mining, trading experience

27 february 2014

Cameroon is seeking to tap into Angola’s experience in internal control and tracking of diamonds from mining to exports, Angop news agency reports.
Angola’s executive coordinator of the National Commission on the Kimberly Process, Paulo Mvika was quoted as saying that the Cameroonians also wanted to learn more about the Kimberly Process Certification System.
Angola was the current deputy chair of the diamond watchdog.
The head of the Cameroonian delegation and Kimberly Process representative, Belle Amougou Dieudonné, said the visit to Angola showed that the two African countries had cordial relations.
The Cameroonian representatives were expected to visit the state-owned diamond mining company, Endiama and diamond trader, Sodiam, as well as the country’s customs.
Meanwhile, Mvika said Angola would continue supporting KP as it was a United Nations mechanism for prevention of conflicts and guarantee for diamonds to serve a source for prosperity for producing countries.

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