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20 Aug 2002 description

By Greg Campbell

25 Oct 2001 description

By Robert I. Rotberg

27 Oct 2000 description

Next month the UN may consider a global treaty to govern the diamond trade.

28 Jul 2000 description
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Angola + 3 others
Dirty diamonds

By Bruce Wilkinson

11 May 2000 description

By Suman Bandrapalli

It happens everyday, somewhere. It happened in Sierra Leone on Tuesday: Several hundred Sierra Leoneans fled their homes to neighboring Guinea to escape the internal strife that reignited last week. This latest exodus of refugees is following in the footsteps of 460,000 other Sierra Leoneans who have sought shelter in other countries since the conflict first erupted eight years ago. At the end of 1999, armed conflict, disaster, or persecution forced more than 14 million people around the world to seek refuge on foreign soil.

20 Oct 1999 description

Officials and activists from all over the world meet to strategize against rising use of child soldiers.

18 Oct 1999 description

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright today begins 10-day tour - her third trip to Africa.

30 Jun 1999 description

Much has been said about the disparity in the world's response to the crisis in Kosovo and to equally desperate situations in other regions, particularly in Africa.

18 Jun 1999 description

War-crimes sleuths due in Kosovo today. UN aid rolled yesterday. Don't expect blue helmets of peacekeepers.