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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone - the setting for the recent Leonardo di Caprio movie Blood Diamonds - is struggling to recover from a civil war that was fuelled by the illegal diamond trade. 

In this week's Far Away Up Close, Aoife Kavanagh looks at the diamond business in Sierra Leone and the horrific reality of life for the miners and the effect the trade has had on the country in general.

 

Sierra Leone
Aoife Kavanagh in Sierra Leone