Tuesday, July 25, 2006

DIRTY DIAMOND INDUSTRY: In Sierra Leone, Millions in Diamonds, Little for the People The drive from Freetown to Koidu, in the heart of Sierra Leone’s Diamond District, is not for the weak-hearted. Land Rovers bearing the seal of a good-doing NGO, Mercedes which appear to predate Berlin’s division and eighteen-wheelers all scramble over loosely-bound bridges of old cotton trees and through mud that threatens to suck the tires off any vehicle and swallow it whole. (read more)