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.
Aug 5, 2010 ... Conflict diamonds are defined by the United Nations as "diamonds that originate
from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to ...
Dec 5, 2011 ... So why are so-called "conflict diamonds" so controversial? ... They are generally
in "rough" form, meaning they have recently been extracted ...
Enormous amounts of money are at stake and bribes, threats, torture, and murder
are modes of operation. This is why the term "blood diamonds" is used.
Aug 10, 2010 ... CONFLICT JEWELS: Less than 1 percent of the world diamond market is made
up of blood diamonds, according to the World Diamond Council ...
Violence. Diamonds are supposed to be symbols of love, commitment, and joyful
new beginnings. But for many people in diamond-rich countries, these ...
conflict diamonds that have helped to sustain several African conflicts since the
end .... United Nations' definition of conflict diamonds as stones that are mined in
web.stanford.edu/class/e297a/Conflict in Sierra Leone.htm
Blood Diamonds: The Conflict in Sierra Leone. History of Diamonds: The name "
diamond" comes from the Greek word, "adamas" meaning unconquerable.
A diamond that has been mined in an area undergoing a civil war or other
internal conflict, the profits of which help finance the war or conflict. Also called