International Diamond Trade NPR's Deborah George reports "conflict" diamonds are at the heart of Sierra Leone's decade-long civil war. Rebels control the country's richest mines and their refusal to quit mining is disrupting a fragile peace process. The government is trying to stop the flow of rebel diamonds out of the country, but there are many ways to smuggle diamonds across the border. (9:45)

View the American RadioWorks Web site on the "conflict" diamonds report, and read about other stories in the NPR/American Radio Works series, "With This Ring."
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NPR's Deborah George reports "conflict" diamonds are at the heart of Sierra Leone's decade-long civil war. Rebels control the country's richest mines and their refusal to quit mining is disrupting a fragile peace process. The government is trying to stop the flow of rebel diamonds out of the country, but there are many ways to smuggle diamonds across the border. (9:45)

View the American RadioWorks Web site on the "conflict" diamonds report, and read about other stories in the NPR/American Radio Works series, "With This Ring."