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Tom Alweendo

Minister of Mines and Energy of the Republic of Namibia
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23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Russian–African Collaboration in the Diamond Industry
We figure out how we can leverage diamonds to help other sectors of the economy. <...> There are statistics that suggest that more than 50% of global diamond production comes from the African continent, except, unfortunately, less than 20% of the total diamond value chain remains on the continent. That, for us, is a concern and challenge for the future
23.10.2019
Russia- Africa Economic Forum 2019
Russian–African Collaboration in the Diamond Industry
In order to defend our position, we must make sure that there is a differentiation between natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds. The consumer must be able to tell what is a natural and what is a lab-grown diamond <...> Demand might slow, but I think that this is a good strategy, through which diamond producing countries can defend natural diamonds, our primary product. <...> We must capture more of the value chain, so that it remains on the continent