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Blood Diamonds and Religious War: Diamonds and Division
 
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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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The True Story Of Blood Diamonds - Full Documentary
 
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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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Zimbabwe's Blood Diamond Killing Fields
 
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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 Mugabe’s 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 Mugabe’s 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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BLOOD DIAMONDS--The True Story.
 
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Blood Diamonds, The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo.
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25 Things You Should Know About Blood Diamonds
 
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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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Blood Diamonds in Africa
 
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Trivia Time! 1. Why are blood diamonds mined? 2. Who is affected by the mining of blood diamonds? 3. Is there anyone to help the situation? 4. How can you help reduce blood diamond mining?
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Gold and diamond mining in CAR fueling conflict
 
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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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Special report : Inside the Congo cobalt mines that exploit children
 
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It is an essential part of most mobile gadgets sold around the world and demand for cobalt is soaring. But the process of extracting the mineral from the earth comes at a huge human cost. A Sky News investigation has found children as young as four working in dangerous and squalid conditions in Cobalt mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for as little as 8p a day. Sky's special correspondent Alex Crawford reports. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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The Truth Behind Africa's Conflict Diamonds
 
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This video was prepared for the WRIT 340 class at the University of Southern California. It is for educational purposes only and is covered by the Fair Use doctrine.
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TOP 7 Countries With The Most Diamonds Found
 
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Diamonds and Sacrifices (Excerpt from 'United in Hate: Central African Republic')
 
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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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Diving For Secret Diamonds In South Africa - Documentary
 
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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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Blood diamonds: the international response
 
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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
South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines
 
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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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Africa PSA- Conflict Diamond Mining
 
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Noah McConville & James Lippiard
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Diamond mining in South Africa
 
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Children of the mines
 
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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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Diamond mining South Africa
 
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Charley Boorman: Africa adventure
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Meeting Diamond Smugglers in South Africa
 
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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 in Africa Project
 
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Blood diamonds in Africa
SOUTH AFRICA: DIAMOND MINING EXPERTS CONFERENCE
 
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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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Kanye West - Diamonds From Sierra Leone
 
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Social issues project: Blood Diamonds in West Africa
 
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By Steven Antony Carlos and Jason
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Royal African Diamonds, Diamond Wholesalers South Africa - Africa Travel Channel
 
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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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Conflict Diamonds
 
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A video about conflict diamonds mined in Africa, Inspired by the movie Blood Diamond.
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Is Timber Africa's New Blood Diamond?
 
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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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South Africa Diamond Deposits of Orange River (DOCUMENTARY)
 
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South Africa Diamond Deposits of Orange River (DOCUMENTARY)
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Blood Diamonds - A Never Solved African Drama
 
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Blood Diamonds: A Never Solved African Drama Easily concealed, immensely valuable and largely untraceable, stones from rebel-held mines have raised billions of dollars on world markets to finance insurgencies in several african countries against the legitimate governments. The United Nations defines conflict diamonds as 'diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments, or in contravention of the decisions of the Security Council'. These diamonds are also referred to as 'blood diamonds'. For years these illegal market has allowed rebel leaders to arm and equip their armies in violation of UN weapons and financial sanctions. Rebel armies in Angola, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of the Congo exploited the alluvial diamond fields of these countries in order to finance wars of insurgency. Alluvial diamonds, unlike those mined in the deep kimberlite 'pipes' of Botswana, Russia and Canada, are found over vast areas of territory, often only a few inches or feet below the surface of the earth. Alluvial diamonds have proven difficult to manage and to regulate. Because of their high weight-to-value ratio, the ease with which they can be mined, and endemic corruption in the global diamond market, alluvial diamonds became a ready target for rebel armies.
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SeeS (Trip Clip) Africa Diamond freestyle- blood diamond
 
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SeeS09 rapping in a diamond mine in africa about blood diamonds myspace.com/sees09
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SOUTH AFRICA: DIAMOND TRADE
 
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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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Where Diamonds Are Found In Africa?
 
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1940s SOUTH AFRICA TRAVELOGUE  KIMBERLY DIAMOND MINES & GOLD MINES 43254
 
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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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Amnesty warns of conflict diamond stockpile in C.Africa
 
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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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Blood diamonds in Africa
 
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The Blood Diamond Trade in Africa
 
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take a look at whats happening in africa involving the diamond trade and war credits song- chasing cars by snow patrol video- blood diamond trailer pictures- google images(diamond trade/blood diamonds)
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Blood Diamonds-Kimberley Process
 
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This was made to make people aware of conflict diamond workers and to encourage or persuade you to help to abolish slavery. Also I know I spelt exist wrong but I am unable to change it.
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Diamond Hunter Nick Montefour: Sierra Leone and Guinea Diamond Mines
 
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From the diamond mine to your finger the history starts with you.
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Africa: Zulu Empire III - Diamonds in South Africa - Extra History
 
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Support us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon Watch the Zulu Empire series! http://bit.ly/1ITi98p Subscribe for new episodes every Saturday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC Follow us on Facebook! http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Follow us on Twitter! http://bit.ly/ECTweet Follow us on Twitch! http://bit.y/ECTwitch ____________ Europe had a presence in South Africa dating back to 1652, but the colonies and the native tribes really began to clash in the 1800s. The conquest of the Netherlands by Napoleon had left the Dutch colonists in a state of limbo, with the British claiming authority over them despite their homeland being ruled by the French. Many of these settlers, known as the Boers, moved inland to escape British oversight and pushed into land owned by the Zulus. Mpande, the new Zulu leader, attempted to keep the peace between the British and the Boers, but the treaties he negotiated on both sides only led to further conflict. Eventually, his son Cetshwayo peacefully took power over the Zulus around the same time that the Europeans discovered diamonds in South Africa. The government of Great Britain took an even greater interest in South Africa, stepping in to try to bribe or force the relucant natives to work the diamond mines established by European mining firms. Secretary of State Lord Carnarvon, who was responsible for the unification of colonies in Canada, made it his mission to unify the South African colonies and appointed Henry Bartle Frere as his governor and representative. Bartle Frere removed the local Capetown government, who had been largely sympathetic to the native peoples and opposed his harsh unification policies, then issued harsh and intentionally impossible demands against the Zulu. Cetshwayo refused to accept these demands, and thus began the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. ____________ Get the intro music here! http://bit.ly/1EQA5N7 *Music by Demetori: http://bit.ly/1AaJG4H Listen to the outro music here! http://bit.ly/1L6ihlE __________ Extra History - World War I: The Seminal Tragedy The Concert of Europe: http://bit.ly/1uLnt5X James Recommends - Mod Week! RTS for Ancient Warfare Total War: Rome II: Divide et Impera: http://bit.ly/1q4g4gP
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Diamond Mining Documentary
 
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Diamond Mining - How are diamonds mined and formed? Documentary Film In mineralogy, diamond is a metastable allotrope of carbon, where the carbon . For Best Documentaries on Youtube Do not forget to Subscribe & WATCH this channel . In 1867, the first diamond discovered in South Africa, the Eureka Diamond, was found near Hopetown on the Orange River. Two years later, a much larger . Blood Diamonds, The True Story Documentary of Sierra Leone, Angola, and the Republic of the Congo.
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Diamonds of War  Africa's Blood Diamond (EDITED VERSION)
 
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All rights go to National Geographic
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Conflict Minerals
 
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You may have heard of the Leonardo di Caprio film called Blood Diamond, which was about the illegal and unfair exploitation of African workers for the sake of highly sought after diamonds in the West and the perpetuation of local conflict, well Conflict Minerals are similar but in a league of their own, which in concrete terms means that conflict minerals quite literally make the world go round. These are 5 things you didn’t know about conflict minerals SUBSCRIBE to Top Lists: https://goo.gl/PHKgma 10 Rarest Foods In The World - https://goo.gl/cNdulB 10 Weirdest Sex Laws In The World - https://goo.gl/5fnu9A 5 Countries With NO Political Parties - https://goo.gl/SGKI9c ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Like us on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1KFduoO Follow Top Lists on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1OzsRG5 5 Things You Didn't Know About Conflict Minerals
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Blood Diamond Victims: Amputees beg for Help in Sierra Leone Hands for Africa
 
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Blood Diamonds and Blood Diamond Rebels left a devastating path of death, misery and destruction in Sierra Leone. Now many innocent victims live without arms and legs. Watch a summary of kids between 3 and 6 years old when they got amputated. Help by donating for prosthetics, the amputee's childrens education, medical, clean water wells, job training etc to give these innocent victims self reliance and sustainability.
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Conflict Diamonds in Sierra Leone (Excerpt from Diamond Road documentary)
 
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*Warning: violent imagery* Available to buy or stream: http://goo.gl/qNxuA The people of Kono, Sierra Leone have experienced the horrors of civil war and blood diamonds. Mohammed Dabo shares his story. From the series Diamond Road, produced by Kensington Communications Inc. (http://www.kensingtontv.com). Copyright 2007. To see more clips of Mohammed and the people of Sierra Leone, visit http://www.diamondroad.tv Kensington Communications creates and produces exceptional, award-winning television and interactive media. From high-profile television events to moving personal stories, from ground-breaking science to performing arts and innovative online experiences, our diverse productions share a commitment to imagination, intelligence and passion. Find out more about our award winning productions and our new projects at http://www.kensingtontv.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, where we post broadcast, interactive, cross-platform, and mobiles news! Website: http://www.kensingtontv.com Blog: http://kensingtontv.com/blog Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kensingtontv Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/kensingtontv YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kensingtontv Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kensingtontv
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Paul Ndiho on Conflict Diamonds in Africa
 
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Diamonds in Africa
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