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Africa Blood Diamonds Essay

  • Submitted by: vap246
  • on November 25, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 480 words

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    ❖ Many of the world's diamonds are mined using practices that exploit workers, children, and communities. A million diamond diggers in Africa earn less than a dollar a day. Miners are dying in accidents, child labor is widespread, and corrupt leaders are depriving diamond mining communities of funds badly needed for economic development.

    ❖ Diamonds are supposed to be symbols of love, commitment, and joyful new beginnings. But for many people in diamond-rich countries, these sparkling stones are more a curse than a blessing. Too often, the world’s diamond mines produce not only diamonds – but also civil wars, violence, human rights abuses, worker exploitation, environmental degradation, and unspeakable human suffering.

    ❖ A century of reckless diamond mining has taken a heavy toll on west and central Africa’s environment. Irresponsible diamond mining has caused soil erosion, led to deforestation, and forced local populations to relocate.

        ➢ How does a diamond feel when it wakes up in the morning? 
          Shiny and bright.

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      Diamonds are fascinating, beautiful; fill your eyes with tear, mesmerizable, bewitching and many other ways to describe this beautiful gem. But how did the jewelry stores get hold of it. Blood diamonds are also known as Conflict Diamonds, are used in the illegal trading of diamonds to finance conflict, civil wars and human rights abuses in Africa. They are found underneath peoples living areas, rivers and mines. But how did the     inquirer get hold of them. Well there are many ways kind ways, harsh ways and murderous ways. There are stories about how these seekers (seeking for the diamond) kill the children of the people who live on top of buried diamonds. They then kill or harm the child if the people don’t agree to work for the seekers to find the diamonds and move out of the way. If the people don’t have any children then the seekers cut...

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