UN to Renew Sierra Leone Ban

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(Rapaport…December 4, 2002) The United Nations (UN) Security Council is expected to renew an embargo on Sierra Leonean diamonds not sold through the government’s certification system, the Sierra Leone Web news service reports. A Sierra Leonean diplomat said officials “have no objection” to an extension of the ban, first imposed in 2000 to combat the sale of conflict diamonds.

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