Prosecution witness Ian Smillie has been sworn in.
The prosecutor is asking Ian Smillie to describe his background.
IS: After finishing my education, I taught English, French and history in a secondary school for one year in the eastern Sierra Leonean town of Koidu, Kono District.
Pros: Did you observe any mining?
IS: Koidu was a mining center in Sierra Leone, almost like the Wild West. Thousands of people had come to dig for diamonds.
Pros: What did you do after that year?
IS: I worked in Nigeria from 1968-1971.
Pros: What were your subsequent jobs?
IS: Describes a work history with various Canadian NGOs. From 1983-1989, worked as an independent consultant on development issues, working for the Canadian government, UN agencies, African and other NGOs. Starting in 1999, started to work with Partnership Africa-Canada on the diamond issue in Sierra Leone.