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Pointing the smoking gun on trading centres: Mounting evidence of unethical practices leads to calls for reform

As the sun and heat poured over me, I walked closer to the edge of the pit. I was in Liberia’s diamond country, and steppes of shovelled rocks had been dug out of the surrounding forest. The two miners didn’t miss a beat. Shovelling away the heavy dirt, they didn’t lose out hope that today they would find a diamond. For two months they’ve been digging. For two months they’ve come home empty-handed.

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