(Especially in Africa) an uncut diamond mined in an area of armed conflict and traded illicitly to finance the fighting.
- It is a non-governmental organisation that produced a report last year on conflict diamonds in Africa.
- The indictment accuses him of engineering the rebel terror campaign that saw conflict diamonds traded for guns.
- One of the key players in trade in conflict diamonds, he and his friends have now sewn up Liberia's logging.
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Syllabification: con·flict dia·mond
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