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Title:Kongoville 1981
Authors:Ceyssens, RikISNI
Kankunku Wanza Walese
Periodical:Cultures et développement
Geographic terms:Angola
Congo (Democratic Republic of)
diamond mining
Abstract:The Tukongo of Zaire (known today as Dinga, Kongo, Lwalu) have always traded with their brethren in Angola, profiting from price differences and short-ages on either side of the border. But, as of yet, that frontier trading was only of local importance; the flow of goods was essentially at the intra-ethnic level. This has all changed very recently. The diamond exploitation has gotten out of hand in Angola; there is now local trading of diamonds, outside of the official channels. This is coupled with a severe shortage of food and consumer goods; so the Zairian Kongo provide their brothers with these goods in exchange for their diamonds. This paper describes and defines some changes the diamond rush has brought about for the Kongo-Dinga, between the Kadzadi and Luka rivers, and for the Lwalu, especially those between Lumpungu and Kalombo, and those at the mission station of Luambo. Bibliogr., map, notes, tab.