Christian pastor who found one of world’s biggest diamonds ever has given it away

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Government of Sierra Leone

The Christian pastor who found one of the largest diamonds ever discovered has handed it over to the government to support his country’s development.

Pastor Emmanuel Momoh gave the the 706-carat stone that he found in the Kono region of Sierra Leone to President Ernest Bai Koroma.

The diamond, thought to be worth as much as $62 million, will be used to ‘advance’ the people of Sierra Leone.

Momoh is among thousands of people in Sierra Leone who regularly go ‘artisanal’ mining, panning for diamonds and other gems in the open-cast mines of the West Africa nation.

His diamond is the largest found in Sierra Leone since 1972, according Africa Today.


Explaining his extraordinary gift to his country, Momoh said: ‘I believe the government

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