Lubumbashi lies in the southern region of the Congo known as the Kolwezi. Lubumbashi is renowned for its mineral wealth and has become a trading ground in the wars over illicit diamonds known as Blood Diamonds. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is extremely rich in natural resources. Diamonds, the country’s most valuable export, are one of those resources, one which has contributed to increased levels of funding of armed conflict in the Congo from 1998 to now.
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