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Thursday, December 23, 2010

History of Blood Diamonds in Africa

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Experts claim that the illegal sale of blood diamonds has produced billions of dollars to fund civil wars and other conflicts in various African nations, including Sierra Leone (where conflict ended in 2002), Angola, Liberia, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Most of the time, the people behind these civil wars and rebellions oppose legitimate governments and desire control over the area's lucrative diamond industry.   Read more...

Other informative sites:
Global Witness

blood diamonds | Africa diamond mining

          Informative videos:

Blood Diamond: Beyond the Bloodshed — Video

Diamonds of War: Africa's Blood Diamond - Video



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