A UNITED Nations report has claimed diamond-exporting revenues have soared in peacetime Sierra Leone, rising 60% last year. By October 31, revenues from official 2004 exports had reached US$120 million, compared to US$71 million the same period in 2003. The report linked this to "the government's consistent implementation of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme". *

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