Ivory Coast wants diamond export ban lifted

Government says diamond trade is no longer a threat to fuel instability now that civil war has ended.

    Ivory Coast is calling on the United Nations to lift the ban on its diamond exports.

    The embargo was imposed in 2005, during the nation's civil war, to prevent the trade from financing arm purchases.

    Now that the war is over, however, the government says diamonds are no longer a threat to stability.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa has this exclusive report from western Ivory Coast,

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why some African Americans are moving to Africa

    Escaping systemic racism: Why I quit New York for Accra

    African-Americans are returning to the lands of their ancestors as life becomes precarious and dangerous in the USA.

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    North Korea's nuclear weapons: Here is what we know

    North Korea's nuclear weapons