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Liberia rebels ‘trade logs, gems’

Illegal diamond mining and logging by Liberian former rebels are undermining efforts to restore political stability there, says lobby group Global Witness. A new report says this is the result of a failure to reintegrate the rebels after a long civil war. Global Witness names former President Charles Taylor – now exiled in Nigeria – as among the warlords who still play a role in the country’s affairs. Full Story

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