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Blood or Conflict Diamonds of Africa

Posted in Awareness, Europe, Humanity, Mother Africa, North America with tags , , , on August 8, 2010 by Mijiza Zeyzey

Diamonds are precious stones that historically have been the product of child labor, poverty victims, and environmental rape. The proceeds of these stones have been used to fuel exploitation, discrimination, and  violence in  the very countries that produce them. The glitter of these stones blind owners of its bloody background.

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In recent years, civil conflicts such as the one Sierra Leone experienced, gained global attention to what is being called conflict or blood diamonds. An international response to the buying, selling, and trading of conflict stones has produced new laws and guidelines.