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UN Eases Diamond, Arms Restrictions on Ivory Coast

. The U.N. Security Council has lifted a ban on diamond exports from Ivory Coast and also moved to ease an arms embargo on the West African nation.The council on Tuesday adopted a resolution lifting the diamond embargo that was put in place in 2005, during the country's civil war.The arms embargo was lifted so Ivorian security forces can acquire small-caliber weapons.Ivory Coast U.N. Ambassador Youssoufou Bamba hailed the vote. He said the U.N. recognizes his country has "fully...

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