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Vol 46 No 16

Published 5th August 2005


Congo-Kinshasa

Full circle

The troubled Sengamines diamond operation is back where it started six years ago when a group of Gulf Arab businessmen and Zimbabwean generals carved out a chunk of the state's mining concessions around Mbuji-Mayi in an opaque trade-off with the late President Laurent-Désiré Kabila. These were claimed as the richest diamond mines in Africa but the operation has been dogged by market scepticism (AC Vol 45 No 10).

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