How Moscow plans to carve itself a slice of the country's mines
President Vladimir Putin and several companies used the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi on October 23 to 24 to get the ball rolling on Russia's strategic plan to muscle its way into the DRC's mining industry currently dominated by Chinese groups [. [...]
Industry players seek other pastures after Joao Lourenco's diamond heist
The deep reforms Angolan president Joao Lourenco has brought to the country's diamonds trade have sector heavyweights troubled ( AMI 435). Those who had flourished under Jose Eduardo dos Santos' watch have not necessarily turned away from mining altogether but [. [...]
Stock-take of Joao Lourenco's reform of the diamond sector?
After 18-months in power, what has Angolan president Joao Lourenco managed to achieve of his great reform to overhaul the country's diamond industry (AMI 409), no longer controlled by those close to former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his [. [...]