Endiama E.P. (Empresa Nacional de Diamantes E.P.) is the national diamond company of Angola and it is the exclusive concessionary of mining rights in the domain of diamonds. Angola's state-run diamond company Endiama produced 8.55 million carats of diamonds in 2010.[1]

Endiama E.P.
E.P. Empresa Publica
HeadquartersRua Major Kanhangulo nº 100 Luanda, Angola
Key people
Dr José Manuel Augusto Ganga Júnior, President

Endiama's primary property is Catoca, which is a joint venture between Endiama (32.8%), Russia based ALROSA (32.8%), China based LLI (18%), and Brazil based Odebrecht (16.4%). Catoca is the seventh largest diamond mine in the world, and is estimated to produce over 7 million carats of diamonds in 2014 worth just under $1 billion.[2]


Subsidiaries; links are to the (in Portuguese) subsidiaries' pages at Endiam's main site:

  • SODIAM/Sociedade de Comercialização de Diamantes de Angola diamond purchasing; diamond sales; diamond trade management; company works to combat illegal diamond trade
  • ENDIAMA Prospecção & Produção/ENDIAMA P & P diamond prospecting and mining
  • Enditrade/Sociedade Enditrade transport and logistics; transport of ore and diamonds between mining and processing facilities; produces lubricants in association with Sonangol; has recently begun producing heavy industrial equipment in association with its own subsidiary Endibell
  • Fundação Brilhante/FB social programs; cultural programs
  • Clínica Sagrada Esperança/CSE an 80-bed hospital in Luanda; medical specialties represented include cardiology, neurosurgery, neurology, gynecology, obstetrics, etc etc
  • Air Diamantes Angola/ADA - company aviation
  • Grupo Desportivo Sagrada Esperança/GDSE - "Sagrada Esperança", a major league football club in Dondo.

Endiama's mining operations, each of which is a company in its own right:

  • Associacao Chitotolo (35% ownership) located in N'Zagi - Lunda Norte; besides mining, Chitololo is involved in education via its Projecto Educar
  • Sociedade de Desenvolvimento Mineiro (SDM) , in Cuango, 50% ownership in association with Odebrecht in Brasil.
  • Sociedade Mineira de Catoca/Catoca 32.8%, in association with Almazzi Rossi and Alrosa in Russia, Daumonty Financing Company in Israel and Odebrecht Mining Services in Brasil.
  • Sociedade Mineira do Angola, Lda (20%)
  • Projecto Fucaúma/Fucauma diamond mine 40% owned in association with Trans Hex and others;
  • Projecto Luarica/Luarica diamond mine 38% owned in association with Transhex, Micol and others
  • Sociedade Mineira do Lucapa/SML 51% owned by Endiama, 49% owned by Sociedade Portuguesa de Empreendimentos/SPE; operations are located in the Chicapa River and Luachimo River basins.
  • Sociedade Mineira do Camatchia-Camagico/LUÓ a joint venture formed in 2003 with Hipergesta, Angodiam and ESCOM-Alrosa/Espírito Santo and Alrosa.
  • Chimbongo
  • Alfa 5 diamond production
  • Projecto Yetwene 50% owned, in association with Mining BV/Grupo Lev Leviev; located in the Camissombo exploration area in the province of Lunda Norte.

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