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Re: Black History
In Response To: On the Eve of Black History Month ()
World's First Black Diamond Manufacturer
Real name: ¨ André Action Diakité Jackson ¨ (aka M’zée Fula-Ngenge)
The former rough diamond dealer began his career mining and supplying diamonds. In 1987, he opened his first diamond-cutting factory in Mbuji-Mayi, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaïre). Nine months later, he opened another one in Kinshasa, which now operates as a full-service diamond company. His operations have expanded throughout every diamond producing country in Africa, and he has successfully set up cutting factories in Antwerp, Dubai, Tokyo, New York and Houston.