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Vol 40 No 23

Published 19th December 1999


Diamonds for guns

A five-man Libyan 'business delegation' visited Kinshasa last month to express Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi's 'desire to invest in the diamond sector', said local press reports. The Libyans, who met Albert Luhalwe, the DRC's Deputy Finance Minister, and Deputy Central Bank Governor Nestor Diambwana, explained that their purpose was to gain information about the diamond sector as the prelude to possible investment, although they did not explain precisely what they had in mind.

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