I am eating lunch on the patio of the Green Forest guesthouse in Weasua, Liberia, a dusty town in the north of the country. Mitch, Green Forest’s caretaker, has just returned from his morning of manual labor. He holds out his empty hands and shrugs. Handsome, well-dressed, and congenitally optimistic, he smiles even as he delivers disappointing news. “No diamond today.”
That is my RA Rob Blair writing for HuffPo on his latest venture to the diamond region where we are researching ex-combatants. The full post is worth reading.