Sign up to Swagbucks and earn $100s a year by shopping online, watching videos and taking surveys. Click this link for a $3 sign-up bonus: http://bit.ly/2BwRCil Blood Diamonds, The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo.
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The Central African Republic is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also rich in natural resources. One of the official mining sectors has collapsed amid the country’s ongoing conflict, and now both sides are benefitting from the illicit trade of gold and diamonds. Clashes over control of the many mines have also created religious tension in places where there previously had been none. VICE News traveled to mines located in the heart of the Central African Republic to see how the battle over natural resources is playing out in one of the world’s most violent conflicts. Watch "The Human Cost of War in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/15xC4L2 Watch "War in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/1Ao5Qdx Read "UN Peacekeeper Released Hours After Being Kidnapped in the Central African Republic" - http://bit.ly/1Enj8O7 Read "Violence Escalates in Central African Republic as Thousands of Muslims Remain Trapped in the Country" - http://bit.ly/1yrNFpl Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Deadly Diamonds (2009): Could Zimbabwe be suspended from the global diamond trade in the aftermath of the massacre at the Marange diamonds fields? For similar stories, see: Zimbabwe's Gold Standard of Poverty https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4azCZUDCQI Mugabe Loyalists Are Using Violence To Quash MDC Supporters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3M-TMRrJU4 Inside the Abhorrent Conditions of Zimbabwe's Prison System https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX9YDUtg8No Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/4578 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Did Robert Mugabes security forces seize control of a lucrative diamond field by gunning down hundreds of miners? With shocking evidence now uncovered, Zimbabwe's diamond trade faces suspension. "We were told here are the guns, sitting in the truck, do you want to stay?" says Andrew Cranswick, CEO of the mining company who owns the rights to mine diamonds in Marange. After his company was evicted, the Marange fields were opened up to the people and tens of thousands of Zimbabweans came to dig, paying the police a commission. Yet the police didn't always play fair - "$15 million worth of diamonds were confiscated", says one former miner and soon the police were replaced by Mugabes own military. "Mugabe needed a way to buy the loyalty of the army" says Ken Roth, "the military were ordered to kill". In the first week of November, helicopter gunships launched a massacre on the Marange diamond fields. Evidence has been collected of 200 deaths. Those who weren't killed were raped or crippled. "They told us if we wanted to go home we had to sleep with the men", says one woman, "the soldiers watched and laughed". Next month, the Kimberley process, the international body charged with stopping trade in conflict diamonds, will decide whether Zimbabwe should be suspended. Yet with many Western governments involved in Zimbabwe's diamond trade, a former delegate of the Kimberley process believes this deadly business may yet be protected. Production Company – Ref. 4578 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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This is a movie about diamond mining in Sierra Leone. Since the brutal civil war the Sierra Leone diamond industry is known as the source for the so called "Blood Diamonds". Diamonds that were mined under forced condition and traded on the illegal markets to purchase weapons. More than 10 years after the war, entrepreneurs rehabilitating the mining sector; for more traceability and fair prices paid to the miners. For more infos check out the upcoming homepage: www.smc-sl.com
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Human rights groups say gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in the Central African Republic. The Kimberley process is an attempt to keep conflict diamonds off the market but gold is proving much more difficult to trace. Aljazeera went to visit a gold mine in CAR. Al Jazeera's Rawaa Auge reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Tweet this video! - http://clicktotweet.com/6Pl2d Although most of the products we buy have a sickening back story laced with exploitation, violence, and greed, there is unfortunately not much that can be done about it. At the very least we don't need to be ignorant. These are 25 things you should know about blood diamonds. https://twitter.com/list25 https://www.facebook.com/list25 http://list25.com Check out the text version too! - http://list25.com/25-things-you-should-know-about-blood-diamonds Here's a preview: Also known as conlifct diamonds, hot diamonds, and war diamonds, blood diamonds are mined in war zones and sold to finance insurgencies. These areas usually include central and west african countries Warlords use extreme violence in order to force the locals into extracting their diamonds For example, during the civil war in Sierra Leone a group known as the Revolutionary United Front killed, threatened, and even cut off the arms of people in the diamond villages until they took control of the mines Many times government officials get paid off to let diamonds through or they get smuggled accross borders into legitimate trading channels. In Sierra Leone 20,000 people were mutilated and millions fled the country According to National Geographic News blood diamonds are responsible for 4 millions deaths. The problem wasn't really made known to the public until Leonard DiCaprio starred in the movie Blood Diamond The Diamond Industry repsonded to the movie with successful PR campaigns -- people kept buying. Several years earlier in 2002 the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme was create to regulate diamond trading and prevent legitimate diamonds from entering the market It was envisioned by diamond industry and instated by the United Nations De Beers and the rest of the diamond industry now claim that 99.8% of diamonds are conflict free. These certifications are then attached and sealed along with the diamonds as they are exported How is this possible? The Kimberly Process relies on the hopelessly corrupt governments of diamond producing countries to check and certify their diamonds are legitimate. In 2006, however, the United Nations and the US government released reports showing that nearly $23 million of blood diamonds from the Ivory Coast were smuggled into Kimberly One of the founders of the Kimberly Process, Ian Smillie, even resigned from the group not long ago citing its ineffectiveness. This is not to say that the Diamond Trade is all bad. Legal diamonds promote development in underdeveloped nations. The Kimberly Process did, at least initially, managed to curb a significant amount of violence related to blood diamonds. So what can be done? As a consumer, not much. There really isn't any way to know where the diamond came from. Well, you could try synthetic diamonds. The natural diamond monopolies hate those and good ones are chemically indistinguishable. You could fly to Africa and make sure the diamonds are legit with your own two eyes. You could also just try to stay informed about how the things you buy everyday get onto store shelves through channels of violence and exploitation. At any rate, the diamond industry continues to grow every year For better or for worse this provides underdeveloped economies with jobs and corrupt political systems with money
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In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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In March 2013, the Seleka, a coalition of predominantly Muslim-armed groups from the northeast, marched on the Central African Republic's capital Bangui and seized power. They committed mass atrocities against the population, and to the largely Christian population in the southwest, Muslims began to be associated with violence. They took up arms to form a Christian self-defense militia called the anti-balaka, and carried out revenge killings. By the end of 2013, the Central African Republic had descended into civil war. Under pressure from the international community, the Seleka were forced to give up power and retreated towards the northeast, where they regrouped. A United Nations peacekeeping mission and a French military operation were able to stem the fighting, but despite their presence, the transitional government has not been able to regain control of the country outside Bangui. With the anti-balaka controlling the southwest, and the Seleka controlling the northeast, the Central African Republic is de facto partitioned along ethno-religious lines. For those who find themselves on the wrong side of the divide, life has become hell. In this excerpt, the coordinator of the anti-balaka movement in Carnot takes VICE News to a diamond mine he oversees, which was reclaimed from Muslim owners during the recent conflict. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Watch "United in Hate: The Fight for Control in CAR" - http://bit.ly/1O38HyY Read "Fighting Erupts in Central African Republic as Rebels Attempt to Disrupt Key Vote" - http://bit.ly/1J9xSPi Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Subscribe to Insomnia Team for daily documentaries! For more Great documentaries check out this playlist: Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon atoms are organized in a variation of the. Secrets of Undersea Shipwreck Treasure Hunters (Full Documentary) Secrets of Undersea Shipwreck Treasure Hunters (Full Documentary) Secrets of Undersea Shipwreck Treasure Hunters (Full Documentary. The South African perlemoen is regarded as the most valuable abalone in the world, but the abalone fishery in South Africa is facing a major crisis. With wild abalone populations plummeting. Wild Dog Divers mining underwater for diamonds.
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Travel anywhere across Central African Republic’s jungles, forest, river valleys and arid plains, where vast natural riches lie, and you begin to grasp the contradictions of how a country so wealthy can be so poor. Under French colonial rule, foreign companies exploited the country’s diamonds, gold, cotton, timber, rubber and other natural resources, but left little in the way of long-term infrastructure or governance that might knit the country into a durable whole. The country gained independence in 1960 but, as is often the case, newfound wealth and a weak government fueled a surge in corruption and a struggle to control the bounty of gems and other resources.
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https://www.inspiredrisk.com Producer Natasha Horrelt, Director Ryan Jones and Extreme Athlete Dr. Andries Botha discuss their eventful moment of meeting diamond smuggling criminals at a gas station in the Karoo, South Africa. https://www.facebook.com/inspiredrisk https://twitter.com/aninspiredrisk http://instagram.com/inspiredrisk http://www.pinterest.com/inspiredrisk/ http://www.youtube.com/user/inspiredrisk
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"Blood Diamonds" are mined and then sold to finance corrupt regimes or warlords. This clip which I Segment Produced takes a look at the impact of conflict diamonds in Sierra Leone. This clip is currently used in the Geography curriculum nationwide and abroad. © History Channel
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English/Nat Mining experts from around the world have begun meeting in Pretoria for a conference which they hope will result in African governments agreeing to legislate against trade in "blood diamonds" which benefits wars and rebel groups in Africa. The three-day conference, is the last in a series of meetings held throughout the international diamond world. It coincides with an increase in a new world conscience in the diamond trade. The United Nations has already placed a ban on diamonds originating from war-torn Sierra Leone which find their way onto the world market through other countries. That country was represented by its Deputy Director of Mines Usman Boie Kamara who announced his country would soon implement its own measures against "conflict diamonds". SOUNDBITE: (English) "Within the next week or so we hope to have our own certification regime in place and we would then apply to the UN to lift the sanctions on the exportation of diamonds using this certification regime which we would then have in place." SUPERCAPTION: Deputy Director of Mines in Sierra Leone, Usman Boie Kamara SOUNDBITE: (English): "I am extremely confident that it will be achieved because we have all the role players in the diamond industry worldwide as well as all the governments of Africa and Southern Africa getting together to combat it with a common cause and that is to promote the use of diamonds for the prosperity and benefit of all the peoples of Africa." SUPERCAPTION: Ernest Blom, Executive member of the World Diamond Council You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cb54fa995b808a489348eb99e6fd13d5 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Africa, the world’s largest producer of diamonds, has produced half of all diamonds. With 1.9 billion carats produced, the continent has mined about $158 billion worth of the gems. Diamond mining in Africa dates back to 1866, when the child of a Dutch farmer found a 22-carat diamond in what is now South Africa — that was the first known diamond discovered on the continent. When an 83-carat diamond was found three years later, it drew a rush of miners into South Africa. The first four mines in Africa were dug in 1871 in areas around the Vaal River. The largest was Colesberg Kopje, nicknamed “the Big Hole,” in Kimberly. The wealth produced by these mines triggered industrial development, with modern shipping ports, along with travel and communication networks springing up throughout the subcontinent. That ultimately lead to two wars between the Dutch settlers (known as the Boers) and the British from 1880 to 1881 and 1899 to 1901. Over the next century, Africa continued to lead the world in diamond production.
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The 1867 discovery of diamonds in the Cape Colony, South Africa, radically modified not only the world’s supply of diamonds but also the conception of them. As annual world diamond production increased more than tenfold in the following 10 years, a once extremely rare material became accessible to Western society with its growing wealth. Today South Africa maintains its position as a major diamond producer. The story of diamonds in South Africa begins between December 1866 and February 1867 when 15-year-old Erasmus Jacobs found a transparent rock on his father’s farm, on the south bank of the Orange River. Over the next few years, South Africa yielded more diamonds than India had in over 2,000 years.
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Watch more https://rtd.rt.com/tags/illegal-mining/ The Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa is one of the world’s most resource-rich countries. A wide range of rare minerals can be found here in abundance, all commanding high prices in world commodity markets. Diamonds for jewellery, tantalum, tungsten and gold for electronics; uranium used in power generation and weaponry and many others. Congo has copious deposits of raw materials that are in high demand internationally but remains one of the poorest countries in the world. From colonisation, with the horrors of slavery and other atrocities, to a turbulent and equally brutal present in which militant groups control the mines, Congo’s richness in natural resources has brought nothing but misery. Referred to as “conflict minerals”, these riches leave only a trail of death, destruction and poverty. Under Belgian rule, Congolese labourers were often required to meet quotas when mining different minerals. Failure could mean punishment by having a hand cut off with a machete. The country gained independence in 1960, but that didn’t put a stop to slave and child labour or to crimes being committed to extract and exploit the minerals. Warring militant fractions from inside the country and beyond seized control of mines for their own benefit while terrorising local populations. For our translator, Bernard Kalume Buleri, his country’s history of turmoil is very personal; like most Congolese people, he and his family fell victim to the unending mineral based power struggle. Born in the year of his country’s independence, he has lived through war and seen his homeland torn apart by violent looting and greed. His story is a damning testament, illustrating how nature’s bounty, instead of being a blessing, becomes a deadly curse. SUBSCRIBE TO RTD Channel to get documentaries firsthand! http://bit.ly/1MgFbVy FOLLOW US RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM https://www.instagram.com/rtd_documentary_channel/ RTD LIVE https://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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Warlords, soldiers, and child laborers all toil over a mineral you've never even heard of. Coltan is a conflict mineral in nearly every cell phone, laptop, and electronic device. It's also tied to the deaths of over 5 million people in Congo since 1990. Hosted by Alison Suroosh Alvi | Originally released in 2011 at http://vice.com Click here to help: http://www.raisehopeforcongo.org/ Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
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Gertler Earns Billions in Congo Cut-Price Deals
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E English/Nat Diamonds used to be a girl's best friend. However today, with Western diamond-buying nations trying to stop the entry of so-called "blood" or "dirty diamonds" onto the market, the sparkling gems have become a political minefield. Civil wars in countries like Angola and Sierra Leone are believed to be funded largely by revenue from diamonds. Now experts from around the world, including war-torn Sierra Leone are to meet in South Africa on Tuesday (September 19) to thrash out ways of solving the thorny problems connected with the trade in diamonds It is the trade in these allegedly illicit diamonds that American lawmakers and the European Union amongst others are trying to curb. Now experts from around the world, including war-torn Sierra Leone are scheduled to meet in South Africa this week to thrash out ways of solving the thorny problems connected with the trade in diamonds It is estimated that about six percent of the world's diamonds are in the hands of Angola's rebel Unita movement. This figure helped a recent European Union decision to impose new diamond-related sanctions on the rebel group. And the United Nations' ban on the import of diamonds from Sierra Leone is gathering support. Smugglers are believed to be moving vast amounts of diamonds from countries like Angola and Sierra Leone, through neighbouring states and on to European diamond centres like Antwerp in Belgium where 85 percent of the world's rough diamonds are traded. The World Diamond Congress has imposed a package of measures to track diamonds from the mines to the jewellers stores. In the United States a group of lawmakers are presently trying to get Congress to pass a law requiring proof of origin of all diamonds sold on world markets. One suggestion is that diamonds be sold in sealed containers with a certificate of origin. At it's meeting in July, the World Diamond Congress supported a system of certification. Some argue that such controls could inflict significant economic damage on diamond-producing countries such as South Africa. De Beers diamond company which controls more than half of the world's diamonds, claims it is virtually impossible to tell where a diamond is originated. Johannesburg diamond merchant Max Barker agrees. SOUNDBITE: (English) "The question is, can you tell the source of rough stones and you can't. Not, not as a rule you can't. You can't. As I say you might have a suspicion but you can't. It's not like a motor car or a wrist watch or something which, it's you know ... there are ways and means of finding out the origin, with a rough diamond, it's very difficult." SUPERCAPTION: Max Barker, Managing Director, Diamond Supply Corporation Setting up and enforcing a certification system for the $6-billion-a-year industry would be at best difficult to control. SOUNDBITE: (English) "In one month there is probably millions of stones being sold worldwide or probably hundreds of millions traded worldwide every month. I mean, how? First of all you don't know the source of the stone and secondly if you did how are you going to control it?" SUPERCAPTION: Max Barker, Managing Director, Diamond Supply Corporation But consumers are starting to ask where their diamonds come from. Gone are the days when the simple act of buying an engagement ring was just an expensive, but romantic gesture. Nowadays pictures of victims of wars in African countries awash with minerals are starting to raise questions. Will the simple purchase of a diamond help result in further massacres? Consumers in the United States are regularly asking whether their gems are "conflict-free". You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/46bfb99eb4182cd968d2516e75df765d Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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ICP Asks Akon Of Diamond Mine Purchase, He Replies on Reform, Yumkella Running By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, May 20 -- When the UN's “Sustainable Energy For All” endeavor held a public press conference during its nearly four day event on May 20, prominent on the podium was musician and business figure Akon, talking about African villages buying solar power systems from his enterprise, with a $1 billion line of credit, on the payment plan. Inner City Press asked Akon about having also bought a diamond mine -- was that also a social enterprise? Akon answered in that direction, saying he bought the mine in order to challenge or clean up the industry, citing blood diamonds. Video here. The answer is an evolution from what Akon said about the mine, and blood diamonds, back in 2007: "I don't even believe in conflict diamonds. That's just a movie. Think about it. Ain't nobody thought about nothing about no conflict diamonds until the movie came out. Where was all that shit before the movie? That's the problem with people - they believe everything they read or see on TV. It's no different from The Blair Witch Project. Everybody thought that was real. That campaign and marketing was incredible. After that, they're getting Oscars. Unless you go to Sierra Leone and see what's going down, don't believe everything you're reading or see on TV. Trust me." http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/akon-so-what-if-i-own-a-diamond-mine-436472.html There was a Sierra Leone connection at the press conference: SE4ALL chief Kandeh Yumkella, whom Inner City Press asked about the organization's involvement in the campaign to end gas flaring by 2030. Yumkella answered excitedly about Shell and Total and Statoil signing on. To a question on Sierra Leone, IRENA's Adnan Amin said while the question was about President Koroma, there was another Sierra Leonean in the room, but he'd only talk about one president at a time. On March 15 of this year, Yumkella wrote to UN staff: “A few months ago I informed the Secretary-General that I would like to step down as his Special Representative and CEO of Sustainable Energy for All as of July 2015. He has now graciously accepted my request and the announcement will be made soon. “It has not been an easy decision to end my 19-year career serving humanity under the auspices of the UN system, including as Director General of UNIDO. But I believe it is now time for me to go home to serve my people in Sierra Leone." We'll have more on this. Watch this site.
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The West African state of Sierra Leone and earned as much as US$ 400 million in a decade of illegal smuggling. 'Conflict' or 'blood diamonds' were traded for arms and funded a brutal rebel campaign. The civil war in Sierra Leone and similar conflicts in other African countries such as Angola and DR Congo left thousands dead and hundreds of thousands refugees. Today some believe that diamonds fund the terrorist activities of al-Queda. Following UN sanctions imposed on diamond producing countries, the international community reacted further by establishing the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme. The EU played a significant role in negotiating the scheme - driving this multilateral process. Since January 2003, unpolished diamonds can only be bought or sold between the 43 participating countries. A Kimberley Process certificate that acts as an assurance the diamonds are 'conflict free', must accompany all diamonds. This VNR revisits Sierra Leone a country and a people visibly struggling to recover from a war fuelled by 'blood diamonds'. The VNR features alluvial mining in the Kono mining region of the country. Here, we meet with Sahfrea Mohammed Konoboy and his family, a miner who recounts his familys experience when they had to flee the rebel conflict. He speaks of his attempt to rebuild his life and his home. In the report, we meet with officials in the capital Freetown who administer the Kimberley Process Certification scheme and we follow the diamonds to Antwerp, Belgium, where authorities carry out thorough checks on the gems. We also take a closer look at the Kimberley Process mechanism. 2004 http://ec.europa.eu/external_relations/kimb/intro/index.htm
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UNICEF correspondent Michelle Marrion reports on how UNICEF is supporting efforts to find child labourers a way out of the diamond mines of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/drcongo_67998.html
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At Royal African Diamonds, the journey begins deep in Africa, where the rough conflict free diamonds are sourced from mines. The rough diamond sorters, then look specifically at their colour, clarity, carat and shape. Planning is the first stage of the cutting process; where the final shape of the diamond is determined, so as to retain its maximum weight. The laser saw, has revolutionised the conventional cutting, enabling virtually any stone, to be cut in a limitless assortment of wondrous shapes. The diamonds are now bruited, which removes the pointed edges, and then polished, which is the final stage of the cutting process. The stones are then onto the Brillianteering stage, giving life to the stone by enhancing its brilliance and fire. At the next process the diamond is inspected and approved and then cleaned to a radiant shine. Finally, the diamond is ready to be set in jewellery, where you can select one of their custom design options. Royal African Diamonds has been selling quality, internationally certified diamonds wholesale to the public since 1966, and their range of unique jewellery and loose diamonds is sure to lure you. Royal African Diamonds -- conflict free, refined for you from the source.
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Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the Central African Republic to confiscate and sell diamonds amassed by traders worth millions that could be fueling militia violence and child labour. Follow us: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk8QrR91ss-k5X6pKgHWHaA?sub_confirmation=1
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Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the Central African Republic to confiscate and sell diamonds amassed by traders worth millions that could be fuelling militia violence and child labour.
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Diamonds. Exquisite and beautiful diamonds were South Africa's debut mineral, heralding later capacity to create a lucrative and well developed minerals-energy complex at the heart of her economy. But, as in love, in mining diamonds have brought misery to the community and clan who were the first legal owners of the diamond field and who mined the alluvial diamonds of the Orange River. Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki reports. For more news, visit: sabcnews.com
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Grandmother Clara Maitse, 77, has been arrested seven times over the past decade for illegally mining precious stones in Kimberley, South Africa's diamond hub. Her defiant patience has paid off and small-scale mining, an industry that employs many thousands of people, has now been decriminalised for the first time under a permit system.
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How Powerful Is Italy? http://testu.be/1LADH8D » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe Hungary is seeing an influx of migrants, but the nation may not be stable enough to offer refuge. So how powerful is Hungary? Learn More: Migrant crisis: Hungary's closed border leaves many stranded http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34260071 "Hundreds of migrants are stranded at the Serbia-Hungary border after the Hungarian government closed the frontier with a new razor-wire fence." Regime Change In Hungary, 1990-1994: The Economic Policies Of The Antall Government http://www.hungarianreview.com/article/regime_change_in_hungary_1990_1994_the_economic_policies_of_the_antall_government "The collapse of the communist regime was one of the most important positive developments of the twentieth century, a century full of crises and tragedies." Hungary receives rescue package, with strings attached http://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/oct/29/hungary-economy-imf-eu-world-bank "The International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the World Bank announced a massive rescue package for Hungary today, in an attempt to save central Europe's former economic powerhouse from bankruptcy." Hungary https://www.hrw.org/europe/central-asia/hungary "Rule of law and human rights continue to be undermined in Hungary, with increasing pressures on the media and civil society, and ongoing discrimination against ethnic and religious minorities. " Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Exceptional Circumstance" _________________________ NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe » Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook » Connect with Judah: Follow @judah_robinson on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeJudah » Connect with Versha: Follow @versharma on Twitter – Facebook: http://go.nowth.is/LikeVersha http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Julia Wilde for hosting TestTube! Check Julia on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Julia_SCI
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Kimberley South Africa street scenes. Diamond mine, view into hole in the ground. Mine head, carriages of ore being moved along tracks, mine workers, processing of the ore to reveal the diamonds.
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Mponeng is a gold mine in South Africa's Gauteng province. It extends over 4 kilometres below the surface, and is considered to be one of the most substantial gold mines in the world. It is also currently the world's deepest mine. The trip from the surface to the bottom of the mine takes over an hour. Video link: https://youtu.be/6ZtYInuOKtE Thanks for watching
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Namibia is called “Africa’s Best-Kept Secret,” and at Diamonds International, we have worked hard to maintain this special country’s way of life while working with its people to develop unexpected designs, cuts, and stones to offer the world. The time and effort is worth it: stunning in its own right, featuring sweeping vistas of extreme contrast, Namibia produces some of the most stunning diamonds on earth. Diamonds International has sourced its stones from some of the most fascinating places on the planet, and in this video, Hon. Pohamba Shifeta speaks to the wonders of Namibia – from the warmth of its people to the greatness of its landscape. Celebrating its 10 year anniversary in Namibia, Diamonds International parent company ALMOD is being recognized by industry leaders, DeBeers and the Namibian government for its contribution to the beautification of the local communities and for its dedications to skills transfer. Crown of Light diamond, Diamond's International signature diamond brand is primarily cut in Namibia. This short documentary shows how the growth of the Crown of Light diamond impacted the personal and professional growth of the employees in Namibia as well.
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Produced in 1948 by Louis De Rochemont Associates, RICHES OF THE VELD is an educational film that gives a rosy portrait of South Africa in the era before apartheid ended. Directed by Bill Colleran, the movie vividly showcases the immense mineral and agricultural wealth of the nation, and includes a visit to the Kimberly Diamond mines. The film features shots of Johannesburg, Kimberly and Cape Town, and also shows a gold refinery and gold mine, vineyards, orange groves, and cattle ranches in the rich Veld. The Veld, also spelled veldt, is a type of wide open rural landscape in Southern Africa. Particularly, it is a flat area covered in grass or low scrub, especially in the countries of South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Namibia. A certain sub-tropical woodland ecoregion of Southern Africa has been officially defined as the Bushveld by the World Wide Fund for Nature. Trees are found only in a few places—frost, fire, and grazing animals allow grass to grow but prevent the growth of trees. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Gold Dust: Under Blaise Compaore's leadership, Burkina Faso's unregulated gold rush has had a devastating effect on mining conditions. This report digs deep into the industry, exposing the corruption beneath Compaore's ruling. Millions of people - including children as young as fourteen - mine in an unregulated industry for a few golden grams of hope. Marcel toils underground to support his family - but without the glittering rewards promised. “We all have hope, we hope to earn” he says, but "they rob us here...They treat the miner like an animal." 17-year old Soumaele has been mining for two years. His thin body can go to even deeper than the older men, to places where the air is impossible to breathe and the tunnels are likely to collapse. Gold promises a great deal, but in an anarchic industry, teacher Soungalo Hema fears for the future of children like Soumaele: "You try and save them", she says, "but a lot of the time it’s in vain. I ask myself 'what will happen to all of us?'" For similar stories, see: The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4 Dangerous 'Rat-Hole' Mining Destroying India's Environment https://youtu.be/jEcA6jnaRek In Nicaragua Children Work in Quarries Instead of Going to School https://youtu.be/y35aStP7BHw Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/6750/gold-dust Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 6750 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Diamonds are Forever (2009): Botswana's reliance on the diamond trade has brought about stability and prosperity - but can it last? For similar stories, see: Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9Bk5VIhjiY Angola's Diamond War https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzy782ikkPA The Disastrous Legacy of Sierra Leone’s Diamond Industry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rsOhgQq2rM Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/4519 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures For many African countries the discovery of diamonds has turned into a curse, with blood or conflict diamonds fuelling exploitation, subversion and division. But in Botswana, it's a different story. The diamond has transformed Botswana from one of the poorest countries in the world, to one of the most prosperous and stable countries in Africa. An inspiring initiative has seen Botswana's vast diamond reserves, worth about three billion US dollars a year, being used to share wealth throughout the nation. Trade Consultant Ntetleng Masisi says they used diamonds to bring about health facilities, education and a markedly improved quality of life. "The earnings from our exports of diamonds have really done a lot for us." But Botswana's reliance on diamond revenue means that the whole of the country's future is now in the hands of the diamond dealers . SBS Australia – Ref. 4519 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Proof that diamonds are getting harder to find can be seen in the South African bush, where one of the world's largest mining companies is spending $2 billion USD tunnelling beneath a vast open-pit mine. De Beers has spent 25 years digging a 450-metre deep by one-kilometre wide hole to access diamond-rich rock from the surface at the Venetia mine, close to the border with Zimbabwe and Botswana. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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