UN to vote on Ivory Coast diamond ban

UN Security Council is set to vote on lifting an embargo put in place a decade ago when gems were traded for arms.

    The UN Security Council is set to vote on lifting an embargo on diamond exports from the Ivory Coast.

    The ban was put in place a decade ago when gems were traded for arms - funding a violent rebellion that divided the country.

    Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from a diamond mine in Segala - a former rebel held area.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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