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Sierra Leone auctions its most precious diamond to benefit the poor

Sierra Leone’s National Minerals Agency  has been given government approval to auction one of their most precious diamonds.

The authorities hope that in this way they will be able to develop important projects for the population of Sierra Leone.

The money from the sale will be used to fund clean water, electricity, education and health projects in Sierra Leone.

The 709-carat jewelry, called Peace Holding, was auctioned in May, but the government in Sierra Leone has rejected $7.8 million as being too small, informs dw.com.

This Diamond is the 14th largest in the world – according to the specialists – and was unearthed in Koryardu, in March, by a Christian pastor who gave it to the government.

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