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UN Embargo on Diamonds

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UN Embargo on Diamonds

UN Embargo on Diamonds

UN Embargo on Diamonds

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Host Bob Edwards talks to Newsweek Reporter Donatella Lorch about the UN embargo on diamond purchases from the rebels fighting to overthrow Sierra Leone's government. The UN hopes the ban will cut funding to the civil war, which has caused thousands of deaths in the West African country. Lorch says that implementing the embargo will be difficult for a variety of reasons.

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