• CONGO: MBUJI-MAYI: DIAMOND TRADERS NERVOUS ABOUT REBEL ADVANCE

    French/Nat At the same time some of the states involved in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed up to a peace agreement last Saturday, rebels were advancing the diamond capital of Mbuji- Mayi. Some reports say the rebels may have taken the southern city of Kabinda, an important staging-post on the road to Mjubi-Mayi, only 100 kilometers away. APTN visited the town and discovered that diamond traders fear their business may collapse. Diamond traders are nervously watching rebel movements towards their city and fear that even a ceasefire won't stop the advance of the rebels. They say the market is jittery, with nervous trading pushing up prices. Mbuji-Mayi - the capital of the Kasai province - is heavily defended by Zimbabwean troops who back the govern...

    published: 21 Jul 2015
  • Spot congo trade center 1

    la force du collectif

    published: 26 May 2015
  • Diamond Trade Advice - Gold and diamond opportunities in Congo

    business opportunities in congo.

    published: 11 Nov 2009
  • The Origins of the African Slave Trade - Africans sold Africans as slaves

    http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/slavetra.html 1117: Slavery abolished in Iceland. 1214: The Statute of the Town of Korčula (today in Croatia) abolishes slavery. 1335: Sweden (including Finland at the time) makes slavery illegal. In 1807 Britain outlawed slavery. In 1820 the king of the African kingdom of Ashanti inquired why the Christians did not want to trade slaves with him anymore, since they worshipped the same god as the Muslims and the Muslims were continuing the trade like before. What these records show is that the modern slave trade flourished in the early middle ages, as early as 869, especially between Muslim traders and western African kingdoms. For moralists, the most important aspect of that trade should be that Muslims were selling goods to the African kingdoms and the Af...

    published: 11 Sep 2015
  • Lebanon's Illegal Arms Dealers

    With Lebanon's security situation worsening every day, business is booming for the country's illegal arms dealers. With a porous border with Syria next door and vast stockpiles of weapons left over from the country's civil war, anyone with enough cash can buy any weapon they want, no questions asked - so VICE News went window shopping to see what's available. Click here to subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Sign up for the Beta at http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/

    published: 24 Feb 2014
  • Israel: World Leaders in Diamond Trade

    You may have heard that diamonds are a girl's best friend but what you might not know is that a lot of those diamonds come from Israel.

    published: 12 Feb 2016
  • Jew that made billions on Blood Diamonds and Congo's minerals

    Gertler Earns Billions in Congo Cut-Price Deals

    published: 13 Feb 2013
  • The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlantic-slave-trade-what-your-textbook-never-told-you-anthony-hazard Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade -- which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas -- stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice. Lesson by Anthony Hazard, animation by NEIGHBOR.

    published: 22 Dec 2014
  • Amani, the gold trader

    For minerals to remain truly conflict-free, their flow has to be kept separate from tainted materials. It’s a challenge. The mines validated as conflict-free can be just a few hills away from those controlled by armed groups. And the trade is messy, with miners and mineral traders operating independently and constantly on the move across the region. Conflict minerals can easily leak into the supposedly clean supply chains. See more here: https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/02/09/who-pays-hidden-price-congo%E2%80%99s-conflict-free-minerals

    published: 14 Feb 2017
  • "From Jews to Indians" in Diamond Trading (from the Diamond Road documentary)

    Diamond manufacturer Akshay Mehta talks about the transition from and intermingling of Jewish and Indian diamond traders. Clip taken from the interactive-documentary website "Diamond Road Online", from 2007. Available to buy or stream: http://goo.gl/qNxuA. To see more clips, visit http://www.diamondroad.tv Kensington Communications creates and produces exceptional, award-winning television and interactive media. From high-profile television events to moving personal stories, from ground-breaking science to performing arts and innovative online experiences, our diverse productions share a commitment to imagination, intelligence and passion. Find out more about our award winning productions and our new projects at http://www.kensingtontv.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter...

    published: 30 Jul 2008
  • Afghan Overdose. Inside opium trade

    Afghanistan is the world’s biggest exporter of black-market opium from which heroin is made. It’s a multi-billion dollar business, responsible for around a hundred thousand deaths every year and it’s a major source of income for terrorists. RT Doc travelled to the poppy fields where death is harvested to find out why no one can put a stop to this deadly trade. When it comes to heroin, a non-intervention policy is still going strong in Afghanistan where over 90% of the world’s black market opium is produced. Most finds its way onto the international drug market and the profits fund organized crime and terrorist groups like ISIS, which is growing in strength here. The dealers and manufacturers aren’t hard to find: they live in luxurious houses, have fields blooming with poppies and sell th...

    published: 19 Oct 2015
  • How to break Congo's conflict mining curse

    Armed groups in DRC earn hundreds of millions of dollars every year by trading conflict minerals. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv

    published: 01 Feb 2016
  • How does one become a diamond trader?

    published: 12 Aug 2016
  • Illegal Diamond Trade Flourishes in Angola (1996)

    Dirty Diamonds: Angola boasts the most dangerous and illegal diamond mines in the world. For similar stories, see: Angola Trapped in Circle of War (1999): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Slw6lbXj6M&t=3s Angola's Diamond War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzy782ikkPA&t=2s Is China's Plan for Angola Leaving Angolans Behind?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKzX_SyVbJ8&t=9s Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/292/dirty-diamonds Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures From an aerial view,...

    published: 21 Nov 2016
  • The Night Owls

    Illicit traders are nicknamed “owls” because they work at night, when the miners crawl out of their shafts. If owls are caught by the police, they lose all their goods and their capital. In a dark room, one such trader spoke softly, anxious to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. He told IRIN how the police had confiscated his minerals and then sold them on to MMR, without paying him a cent. Another said: MMR buys “tonnes and tonnes… how can they come to confiscate the 20 or 30 kilos that I need to survive, and leave me empty-handed? Don’t you see this is not normal?” Prior to MMR’s stranglehold, traders could buy and sell minerals freely. Many of them were wandering across eastern Congo, trading minerals worth a few hundred dollars, much like any other merchandise. They would sell the...

    published: 14 Feb 2017
  • Harbour Equity Partners on Congo gold video on CBS 60 Minutes

    Harbour Equity Partners trades a arbitrage gold fund in west Africa and abroad.

    published: 06 Dec 2011
CONGO: MBUJI-MAYI: DIAMOND TRADERS NERVOUS ABOUT REBEL ADVANCE

CONGO: MBUJI-MAYI: DIAMOND TRADERS NERVOUS ABOUT REBEL ADVANCE

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French/Nat At the same time some of the states involved in the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo signed up to a peace agreement last Saturday, rebels were advancing the diamond capital of Mbuji- Mayi. Some reports say the rebels may have taken the southern city of Kabinda, an important staging-post on the road to Mjubi-Mayi, only 100 kilometers away. APTN visited the town and discovered that diamond traders fear their business may collapse. Diamond traders are nervously watching rebel movements towards their city and fear that even a ceasefire won't stop the advance of the rebels. They say the market is jittery, with nervous trading pushing up prices. Mbuji-Mayi - the capital of the Kasai province - is heavily defended by Zimbabwean troops who back the government forces of Congolese President Laurent Kabila. The diamond trade is a crucial source of funds for the Kabila government. The vice governor of the province says its people are ready to defend the diamond-producing city. Six African governments are involved in the war -- Rwanda and Uganda have sent troops to help the rebels, and Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, have backed the government. A ceasefire was officially signed by African leaders last weekend in the Zambian capital Lusaka. The government and its backers have signed, but the rebels refused after a row over who was to head the mainstream Congolese Rally for Democracy the (R-C-D), which has split into two factions. The rebels say their war will continue, and the capture of Mbuji-Mayi and its diamond wealth threatens to deal a major blow to both the Kabila government and the peace process. Diamond traders talk of tough times ahead. SOUNDBITE: (French) "Prices (of diamonds) are rising everywhere. Traders are getting nervous and living conditions are not good at all." SUPER CAPTION: Eduard Kazadi, diamond trader But local newspaper headlines are optimistic: 'Ceasefire is on the horizon' and 'Victory for Yerodia," the Congolese Foreign Minister. But diamond traders know that if the rebels manage to take the city, their business is finished. SOUNDBITE: (French) "We the people of 'Kasai' do not want the rebels to take Mbuji-Mayi. Once they take the city we will not be able to trade diamonds anymore, and we expect there would be a famine." SUPER CAPTION: Zephyrin Kamanga, diamond trader At a grass roots meeting, the Vice Governor of Kasai province said it is Congo's neighbours who are to blame for the war. SOUNDBITE: (French) "Our country is the victim of an invasion by Burundi and Rwanda." SUPER CAPTION: Francois Kalala, Vice-Governor of the Province of Kasai Local citizens say they'll defend Congo's sovereignty, using the familiar language of the breakup of the Balkans into smaller states. SOUNDBITE: (French) "The national and international community must learn that we the people will always defend the sovereignty of our country. We will never accept the Balkanisation of the Democratic Republic of Congo." SUPER CAPTION: Rachelle Binene, attendee of meeting Most residents say they simply want peace. SOUNDBITE: (French) "We do not want war because war brings destruction. We want everybody to understand one another." SUPER CAPTION: Raymond Kapinga, resident of Mbuji-Mayi This is not how the authorities of Kasai see it. The Vice Governor puts on a more confrontational front, insisting that the people are united in wanting to defend the province if the need arises. SOUNDBITE: (French) "The enemy wants our wealth (diamonds) and even with the signing of the ceasefire they are still trying to capture the city, but the people are united and understand that they need to defend the province and support Kabila." You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/90de0e3a330422722fd1bfba43473bd6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Spot congo trade center 1

Spot congo trade center 1

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la force du collectif
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Diamond Trade Advice - Gold and diamond opportunities in Congo

Diamond Trade Advice - Gold and diamond opportunities in Congo

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  • Updated: 11 Nov 2009
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business opportunities in congo.
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The Origins of the African Slave Trade - Africans sold Africans as slaves

The Origins of the African Slave Trade - Africans sold Africans as slaves

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http://www.scaruffi.com/politics/slavetra.html 1117: Slavery abolished in Iceland. 1214: The Statute of the Town of Korčula (today in Croatia) abolishes slavery. 1335: Sweden (including Finland at the time) makes slavery illegal. In 1807 Britain outlawed slavery. In 1820 the king of the African kingdom of Ashanti inquired why the Christians did not want to trade slaves with him anymore, since they worshipped the same god as the Muslims and the Muslims were continuing the trade like before. What these records show is that the modern slave trade flourished in the early middle ages, as early as 869, especially between Muslim traders and western African kingdoms. For moralists, the most important aspect of that trade should be that Muslims were selling goods to the African kingdoms and the African kingdoms were paying with their own people. In most instances, no violence was necessary to obtain those slaves. Contrary to legends and novels and Hollywood movies, the white traders did not need to savagely kill entire tribes in order to exact their tribute in slaves. All they needed to do is bring goods that appealed to the kings of those tribes. The kings would gladly sell their own subjects. (Of course, this neither condones the white traders who bought the slaves nor deny that many white traders still committed atrocities to maximize their business). This explains why slavery became "black". Ancient slavery, e.g. under the Roman empire, would not discriminate: slaves were both white and black (so were Emperors and Popes). In the middle ages, all European countries outlawed slavery (of course, Western powers retained countless "civilized" ways to enslave their citizens, but that's another story), whereas the African kingdoms happily continued in their trade. Therefore, only colored people could be slaves, and that is how the stereotype for African-American slavery was born. It was not based on an ancestral hatred of blacks by whites, but simply on the fact that blacks were the only ones selling slaves, and they were selling people of their own race. (To be precise, Christians were also selling Muslim slaves captured in war, and Muslims were selling Christian slaves captured in war, but neither the Christians of Europe nor the Muslims of Africa and the Middle East were selling their own people). Then the Muslim trade of African slaves declined rapidly when Arab domination was reduced by the emerging European powers. (Note: Arabs continued to capture and sell slaves, but mostly in the Mediterranean. In fact, Robert Davis estimates that 1.25 million European Christians were enslaved by the "Barbary States" of northern Africa. As late as 1801 the USA bombed Morocco, Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli precisely to stop that Arab slave trade of Christians. The rate of mortality of those Christian slaves in the Islamic world was roughly the same as the mortality rate in the Atlantic slave trade of the same period.) Christians took over in black Africa, though. The first ones were the Portuguese, who, applying an idea that originally developed in Italian seatrading cities, and often using Italian venture capital, started exploiting sub-Saharan slaves in the 1440s to support the economy of the sugar plantations (mainly for their own African colonies of Sao Tome and Madeira). The Dutch were the first, apparently, to import black slaves into North America, but black slaves had already been employed all over the world, including South and Central America. We tend to focus on what happened in North America because the United States would eventually fight a war over slavery (and it's in the U.S. that large sectors of the population would start condemning slavery, contrary to the indifference that Muslims and most Europeans showed for it). Even after Europeans began transporting black slaves to America, most trade was just that: "trade". In most instances, the Europeans did not need to use any force to get those slaves. The slaves were "sold" more or less legally by their (black) owners. Scholars estimate that about 12,000,000 Africans were sold by Africans to Europeans (most of them before 1776, when the USA wasn't yet born) and 17,000,000 were sold to Arabs. The legends of European mercenaries capturing free people in the jungle are mostly just that: legends. A few mercenaries certainly stormed peaceful tribes and committed terrible crimes, but that was not the norm. There was no need to risk their lives, so most of them didn't: they simply purchased people. As an African-American scholar (Nathan Huggins) has written, the "identity" of black Africans is largely a white invention: sub-Saharan Africans never felt like they were one people, they felt (and still feel) that they belonged to different tribes. The distinctions of tribe were far stronger than the distinctions of race.
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Lebanon's Illegal Arms Dealers

Lebanon's Illegal Arms Dealers

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  • Updated: 24 Feb 2014
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With Lebanon's security situation worsening every day, business is booming for the country's illegal arms dealers. With a porous border with Syria next door and vast stockpiles of weapons left over from the country's civil war, anyone with enough cash can buy any weapon they want, no questions asked - so VICE News went window shopping to see what's available. Click here to subscribe to VICE News now: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Sign up for the Beta at http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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Israel: World Leaders in Diamond Trade

Israel: World Leaders in Diamond Trade

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  • Updated: 12 Feb 2016
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You may have heard that diamonds are a girl's best friend but what you might not know is that a lot of those diamonds come from Israel.
https://wn.com/Israel_World_Leaders_In_Diamond_Trade
Jew that made billions on Blood Diamonds and Congo's minerals

Jew that made billions on Blood Diamonds and Congo's minerals

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Gertler Earns Billions in Congo Cut-Price Deals
https://wn.com/Jew_That_Made_Billions_On_Blood_Diamonds_And_Congo's_Minerals
The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard

The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlantic-slave-trade-what-your-textbook-never-told-you-anthony-hazard Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade -- which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas -- stands out for both its global scale and its lasting legacy. Anthony Hazard discusses the historical, economic and personal impact of this massive historical injustice. Lesson by Anthony Hazard, animation by NEIGHBOR.
https://wn.com/The_Atlantic_Slave_Trade_What_Too_Few_Textbooks_Told_You_Anthony_Hazard
Amani, the gold trader

Amani, the gold trader

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For minerals to remain truly conflict-free, their flow has to be kept separate from tainted materials. It’s a challenge. The mines validated as conflict-free can be just a few hills away from those controlled by armed groups. And the trade is messy, with miners and mineral traders operating independently and constantly on the move across the region. Conflict minerals can easily leak into the supposedly clean supply chains. See more here: https://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/02/09/who-pays-hidden-price-congo%E2%80%99s-conflict-free-minerals
https://wn.com/Amani,_The_Gold_Trader
"From Jews to Indians" in Diamond Trading (from the Diamond Road documentary)

"From Jews to Indians" in Diamond Trading (from the Diamond Road documentary)

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Diamond manufacturer Akshay Mehta talks about the transition from and intermingling of Jewish and Indian diamond traders. Clip taken from the interactive-documentary website "Diamond Road Online", from 2007. Available to buy or stream: http://goo.gl/qNxuA. To see more clips, visit http://www.diamondroad.tv Kensington Communications creates and produces exceptional, award-winning television and interactive media. From high-profile television events to moving personal stories, from ground-breaking science to performing arts and innovative online experiences, our diverse productions share a commitment to imagination, intelligence and passion. Find out more about our award winning productions and our new projects at http://www.kensingtontv.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, where we post broadcast, interactive, cross-platform, and mobiles news! Website: http://www.kensingtontv.com Blog: http://kensingtontv.com/blog Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kensingtontv Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kensingtontv YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kensingtontv Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kensingtontv
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Afghan Overdose. Inside opium trade

Afghan Overdose. Inside opium trade

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Afghanistan is the world’s biggest exporter of black-market opium from which heroin is made. It’s a multi-billion dollar business, responsible for around a hundred thousand deaths every year and it’s a major source of income for terrorists. RT Doc travelled to the poppy fields where death is harvested to find out why no one can put a stop to this deadly trade. When it comes to heroin, a non-intervention policy is still going strong in Afghanistan where over 90% of the world’s black market opium is produced. Most finds its way onto the international drug market and the profits fund organized crime and terrorist groups like ISIS, which is growing in strength here. The dealers and manufacturers aren’t hard to find: they live in luxurious houses, have fields blooming with poppies and sell their narcotic wares in broad daylight. Even so, they still manage to evade arrest. Poppy fields are destroyed and drugs seized but it’s only ever the middle men who are punished, not the drug lords. There’s been a NATO military presence in the country for 14 years now but still, drugs production continues to grow. Local people suffer from the drug business too, around 18% of the capital’s population are drug addicts. The places where drugs are sold and used are well known but the police are powerless to act. Mafia wars drive civilians from their land in the southern regions, forcing them into refugee camps in their own country. Opium growers get rich by plunging fellow citizens into the depths of misery. RT Doc’s investigative team visited Afghanistan to document the Police’s losing battle against opium producers and its effect on the rest of the country. They talk to police officers, drug users and opium growers in search of a fuller picture and to ask why this massive and life-destroying industry continues to flourish. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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How to break Congo's conflict mining curse

How to break Congo's conflict mining curse

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Armed groups in DRC earn hundreds of millions of dollars every year by trading conflict minerals. For more videos, head over to http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/tv
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How does one become a diamond trader?

How does one become a diamond trader?

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Illegal Diamond Trade Flourishes in Angola (1996)

Illegal Diamond Trade Flourishes in Angola (1996)

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Dirty Diamonds: Angola boasts the most dangerous and illegal diamond mines in the world. For similar stories, see: Angola Trapped in Circle of War (1999): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Slw6lbXj6M&t=3s Angola's Diamond War: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzy782ikkPA&t=2s Is China's Plan for Angola Leaving Angolans Behind?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKzX_SyVbJ8&t=9s Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/292/dirty-diamonds Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures From an aerial view, hundreds of men dot the crater ridden landscape. In small groups, bare chested, knee deep in murky water, they sieve gravel for hours until they spot the glitter of one tiny diamond. In town, we interview an illegal trader who compares diamond dealing to the blood diamond trade in a warzone. He takes out a small paper package from his trouser leg and slowly unwraps a cluster of uncut jewels. He carries them to bribe his way out of any difficult situations. The De Beers diamond cartel is keen to stop the illegal diamond trade. A spokesman maintains that most of Angola'’s diamonds are smuggled out the country and are therefore denied to the people of Angola. “We would like to develop a first class diamond field and build a proper mining operation. In this way the country can be further developed.” Local mining companies depend on private security firms to guarantee their safety. While filming, bandits with grenade launchers and machine guns take our reporter by surprise. After much bargaining, she is finally allowed to leave the area. Marion Mayor-Hohdahl – 292 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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The Night Owls

The Night Owls

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Illicit traders are nicknamed “owls” because they work at night, when the miners crawl out of their shafts. If owls are caught by the police, they lose all their goods and their capital. In a dark room, one such trader spoke softly, anxious to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. He told IRIN how the police had confiscated his minerals and then sold them on to MMR, without paying him a cent. Another said: MMR buys “tonnes and tonnes… how can they come to confiscate the 20 or 30 kilos that I need to survive, and leave me empty-handed? Don’t you see this is not normal?” Prior to MMR’s stranglehold, traders could buy and sell minerals freely. Many of them were wandering across eastern Congo, trading minerals worth a few hundred dollars, much like any other merchandise. They would sell them to larger buying houses that would then export them abroad. According to the UN investigation, this all changed in Kisengo after MMR obtained its exclusive buying rights. Congolese soldiers now “actively track down any infringing traders, jail them — sometimes for several days — and deliver the seized minerals” to MMR, its report says. Those who refuse to sell their minerals to MMR are detained until they agree.
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Harbour Equity Partners on Congo gold video on CBS 60 Minutes

Harbour Equity Partners on Congo gold video on CBS 60 Minutes

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Harbour Equity Partners trades a arbitrage gold fund in west Africa and abroad.
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