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African state seeks diamond gain

The Republic of Congo is seeking to prove it does not deal in so-called conflict diamonds – gems sold to fund wars – to regain international trust. The Central African country was removed from a list of nations recognised as legal diamond dealers last year after being widely accused of smuggling. It could not explain the gap between its known production and total exports. Now French researchers will certify its output, a step Congo hopes will help it to regain legitimate trading status. Full Story

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