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Govt moves to strengthen control of diamond industry

Greater state control of Angola’s diamond sector and its long-term growth will spur the economy, ultimately helping to improve the lives of Angolans, a senior state company official said this week. Sebastiao Panzo, spokesman for the state diamond company, Endiama, told IRIN that with the end of almost three decades of war, the government was making efforts to clean up the industry that had helped to fuel the conflict. Full Story

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