Sanctions-hit Alrosa's woes impact on continent's diamond producers

The West's sanctions on the Russian mining colossus Alrosa, the world's largest diamond producer, are taking a huge toll on Angola, its main partner. That has left the field open for the world's second largest diamond producer, Botswana, to charge ahead. [...] (1333 words)
Issue dated 23/05/2022 Reading time 6 minutes
Angolan President Joao Lourenco (C) watches as Endiama CEO Jose Manuel Augusto Ganga Junior (L) shakes hands with Alrosa CEO Sergei Ivanov (R), in the Kremlin in Moscow, 4 April 2019.
Angolan President Joao Lourenco (C) watches as Endiama CEO Jose Manuel Augusto Ganga Junior (L) shakes hands with Alrosa CEO Sergei Ivanov (R), in the Kremlin in Moscow, 4 April 2019. © Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool
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