The Conflict Of Blood Diamond Essay

1590 Words May 20th, 2016 7 Pages
Blood Diamond or Conflict Diamond other 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, and 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 conflict of Blood Diamond, the history and the issues, who suffers with the conflict and what is being doing to end the conflict.

History of Blood Diamond
The first diamond was found the late 1800s in South Africa for a boy, who lived on a farm with they parents and sister. The boy was playing with his sister around the river when they found a little stone it was in 1866, they showed the little stone to they father and the father gave it to his neighbor who later found out it was a precious stone, a diamond. It was called Eureka. After the discovered Eureka became famous and people from everywhere in the world started to go to Africa to explore diamond mines. More than 22 millions tons of earth was removed, leaving a big hole, knowing today as "The Big Hole" in Kimberly. More than 3 tons of diamond was founded. There were many different groups exploring the area, in 1888, those group decided to join forces and they formed the biggest mining…

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