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2005-07-10 07:59:26

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - "Diamonds," a new exhibition in London, boasts an impressive carat count and some of the world's most glittering gems, but protests over the treatment of African bushmen by mining giant De Beers exposed some flaws. The company, which controls about two thirds of the world's uncut diamond supply and is sponsoring the show, strongly denies claims by advocacy group Survival International that evictions of bushmen by the Botswana government are linked...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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