Blood diamond, yes it was a movie, but how many people knew that this is a real situation going on everyday in countries like Africa, Angola, Liberia, Sierra, and Democratic Republic of Congo? It is a connection that ties between diamonds that they hardly find and conflict. Money moved around by selling illegally the diamonds to get finances for military campaigns and small arms.
Millions of people have been killed in these countries. 6.5 million and rising people have become refugees and 300,000 plus children have been made to become killers and be apart of the rebel groups trying to keep diamond mines continuously going. The Kimberley Process. (2013) Joint governments, industry and civil society initiative to stem the flow of conflict diamonds. Retrieved from http://www.kimberleyprocess.com/en/news
Today 90% of West Africa’s diamond exports is from artisanal diamond mining from alluvial accounts. Artisanal mining means there are not mechanical methods like the American mines. It involves hand digging of the muddy riverbank, sand or gravel, which is then moved around using their hand held sieves. They do have kids working in the backbreaking diamond mines and they do have child laws for children of a certain age working. But there isn’t anyone able to in force them.
In the Africa Civil war: A man would secretly film the rebels in windows of building as they walked around on the streets killing people for no reason. He even had to act like the rebels to live. Furthermore In the documentary a boy got killed for asking if people knew where his family was. But in Africa who controlled the diamonds controlled the country.
There have been so many people that has died in towns that people would be happy to see a dead body they didn’t know and would just have to throw them outside the city because the body count was so high in the streets. All these people would die in Africa for no reason, they didn’t care about politics, and 90% of the people has...