Former RUF Rebel Sought for Diamonds

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(Rapaport…March 27, 2005) Abdul Hadrie Yansaneh, a former close aide to Revolutionary United Front (RUF) strongman Colonel Akim, is currently wanted by his colleagues for allegedly absconding with diamonds from the Tongo area of Sierra Leone, the Concord Times reported March 25.

The diamonds were purportedly mined during the country’s ten-year civil war, thus making them conflict diamonds. The RUF rebels waged a brutal war for control of the country’s diamond fields and government.

Yansaneh’s whereabouts are still unknown.

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