The Diamond And Conflict Diamond

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Introduction Blood Diamond or Conflict Diamond another term used to describe the illegal trade of diamond in Africa. The Blood Diamond is been used to finance conflicts, wars and humans rights violations. The Conflict exists for many years, profits have been made from the illegal trade of diamonds, Rebels and warlords use the diamonds to buy arms. There are many countries involved in the illicit trading the blood diamond, Sierra Leone, Republic of Congo, Liberia, and Angola. This assignment is about the history of the Blood diamond, focusing on the Conflicts Issues, Ethical and Unethical Issues and what is been doing to end the conflict. History of Blood Diamond The first diamond was found the late 1800s in South Africa for a boy, who…show more content…
The war last for 9 years, they fought for the control the mines, power, and profit. Today they still batting and the control of the mines still center of conflicts. The Conflict Since 1991 Sierra Leone has been accused of violation of human rights, more than 50.000 people were killed and more than 1 million was displaced. While RUF have has been accusing the Sierra Leone government of don 't use they natural and mineral resources properly and also RUF is accusing the government of corruption. While people is been killed and raped, having they body parties amputated, working in terrible conditions and been treated as slaves. The RUF initial and main objectives weren 't to make a profit and have the diamonds, but some of they members has been accused of making a profit of the diamonds instead they main objective. Before the current conflict, the media didn 't have much to cover about the conflict of Diamond. After the International community divided to help Kosovo and fight back of that kind of groups, it brings to the media that the people are dying more in Sierra Leone than Kosovo. Sierra Leone has been accused that to been worst then Kosovo, Sierra is been using kids as a soldier, giving to kids under 18 years old arms and making them fight with the government forces. In 1999 on as they called

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