Loophole in blood diamond monitoring scheme exposed

Efficacy of the Kimberley Process has been thrown into doubt.

Efficacy of the Kimberley Process has been thrown into doubt.
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BLOOD DIAMOND: Conflict diamonds are supposedly blacklisted by the major diamond firms in capitals around the world. The reality is, however that once these diamonds are smuggled onto the market, there is almost no way to know where they came from. (Photo: ZUMA Press)
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Ed Stoddard and Clara Ferreira-Marques, Reuters
2011-12-09T15:53:21Z
JOHANNESBURG/LONDON - It was hailed as a way to make it possible to buy a diamond ring for your sweetheart free from worry that you were funding civil wars and rights abuses.
 
[[social-toolbar]]But the efficacy of the Kimberley Process (KP) has been thrown into doubt by a diamond field operating under a recognized government, not a rebel army, that is widely criticized for abuses of its own.
 

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