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Top producer Russia thwarts move to redefine ‘conflict diamonds’ – by Helen Reid (Swiss Info/Reuters – June 16, 2022) JOHANNESBURG – Russia, supported by Belarus, Central African Republic, Kyrgyzstan and Mali, has torpedoed a Western-backed proposal to discuss whether its diamonds are funding war ahead of an international conflict diamond meeting in Botswana, letters seen by Reuters show. The rift in the Kimberley Process (KP), which certifies rough diamond exports, risks paralyzing the …

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