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Blood diamonds is a term used for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity.


What are Conflict Diamonds? Conflict diamonds are diamonds illegally traded to fund conflict in war-torn areas, particularly in central and western Africa.


Violence. Diamonds are supposed to be symbols of love, commitment, and joyful new beginnings. But for many people in diamond-rich countries, these ...


Extracting Resources. Fueling Abuses. Oil, gas and mining industry operations too often go hand in hand with allegations of human rights abuses. Extracting ...


It's been 15 years since the global effort to ban conflict diamonds began. But the industry is still tainted by conflict and misery.


The illicit trade in blood diamonds has funded brutal wars and human rights abuse for decades. Despite progress, the problem still exists. Read about our work.


Nov 6, 2016 ... Experts say the battle against conflict diamonds is far from won, even amid a range of initiatives designed to curtail the supply of tainted stones.


Eric Johnson. EDGE. Dec. 6, 2002. Blood Diamonds: The Conflict in Sierra Leone. History of Diamonds: The name "diamond" comes from the Greek word, ...


Dec 5, 2011 ... A major international environmental group has pulled out of the process to guarantee that diamonds do not come from conflict zones, saying ...


US national arrested on Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' charges. Victims' association says Spanish authorities have arrested Michel Desaedeleer, who is ...