Troubled waters in the Kasai. Pollution by the Angolan diamond industry and culpable negligence by the Congolese government

September 2, 2022

IPIS Briefing August 2022 – Late July 2021, local media first reported on the brownish-red discoloration of hundreds of kilometers of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Tshikapa and Kasai rivers due to pollution from ‘industrial diamond mines’ in neighbouring Angola. About a year after the news reached the world press, hardly anything has been heard about the environmental disaster.