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


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