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    Conflict Diamonds

    1. What are conflict diamonds? What groups benefited from the trade in conflict diamonds? What groups were hurt by it? As defined in the case study, conflict diamonds are gemstones that are mined or stolen by rebels fighting internationally recognized governments. Any of the anti-government/rebel forces/guerrilla troops/or other nonconformist groups within the areas of question or which could fall into this category or situation. The case study points out two groups who benefited the most under

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    Blood Diamond

    does the diamond industry promote responsible trading practices? To promote the trading of diamonds from legitimate sources and to ensure that consumers can be confident in their diamond jewellery purchases, governments, NGOs and the international diamond industry have worked together to implement a ‘certificate of origin’ system, known as the Kimberley Process: The Kimberley Process is a certification system that prevents diamonds from an area of conflict entering the legitimate diamond supply chain

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    Ethics in Blood Diamond

    Ethical movie review Title: Blood Diamond Year: 2006 Studio: Virtual Studios Producer: Warner Bros. Director: Edward Zwick Country: United States of America 0.1 Introduction The following essay will examine ethical issues addressed through the movie “Blood Diamond”. The two main issues identified and discussed are; child soldiers and conflict diamonds. My main lens of ethical theories will consist of the four western theories, this includes, egoism, utilitarianism, ethics of duties and

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    Bllod Diamonds

    Blood Diamonds, also known as “Conflict Diamonds” are diamonds that originate from areas controlled by forces opposed to legitimate and internationally recognized governments. They are used to fund military action in opposition to those governments that has resulted in over 4 million deaths and the displacement of millions of people in Angola, Sierra Leone, the DRC, Liberia, and Ivory Coast. Diamonds played a key role in obtaining funds to provide combatants with food, clothing, transportation, and

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    Diamonds

    century all known diamonds came from the Golconda region near Hyderabad in India. Pliny wrote an incredible account of how diamonds were found in an inaccessible valley. The locals threw meat into the valley and the diamonds stuck to it. Eagles carried off the meat to their nests from which the diamonds were recovered. At their peak the Golconda diamond fields probably supported many thousands of workers but were practically exhausted by the late seventeenth century. In 1844 diamonds were discovered

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    Blood Diamond Movie Review

    movie “Blood Diamond” is directed by Edward Zwick. This movie is considered as one of the great movies because the diamonds mined at Africa are traded in exchange for firearms and other weapons which are used in civil wars, coups and cruel military dictatorships, and what makes the story interesting is that, which side is worse? Is it the government or the rebels? So the first thing we see in this story if we will relate it to economic situation is that, people face tradeoffs. RUFs mine diamonds and

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    Blood Diamonds

    Diamond Road Assignment 1. Rebel forces control areas and often through the forced labour of people, they produce stones that are known as blood diamonds. These rebels oppose the government, and use the money from the diamonds to purchase weapons and fund their military actions. Blood diamonds are also known as conflict diamonds. 2. If the natives own the land, they rent it to diamond companies, which will agree to leave everything like it was once they are done, Example: they will put

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    Conflict Diamonds

    Conflict Diamonds and the Kimberly Process Conflict diamonds are gemstones that are mined or stolen by rebels fighting internationally recognized governments. The groups that benefited from the trade of conflict diamonds were the combatants, including the Revolutionary United Front. Diamond companies such as De Beers were hurt by the conflict diamonds. Three sectors that were concerned with the problem of conflict diamonds were the rebels, the diamond companies, and human rights organizations

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    Diamond Model

    "The Diamond Model of Porter – Four Determinants of National Competitive Advantage Four attributes of a nation comprise Michael Porter's "Diamond" of national advantage. They are: 1. Factor conditions (i.e. the nation's position in factors of production, such as skilled labour and infrastructure), 2. Demand conditions (i.e. sophisticated customers in home market), 3. Related and supporting industries, and 4. Firm strategy, structure and rivalry (i.e. conditions for organization of companies, and

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    Blood Diamond

    The makers of “Blood Diamond,” an exceptionally thriller starring a most excellent Leonardo DiCaprio, want you to know there may be blood on your hands, specifically your wedding finger. The story involves so-called conflict diamonds, illicitly mined stones that have been used to finance some of the most vicious wars in Africa. If films were judged solely by their good intentions, this one would be best in show. Instead, gilded in money and dripping with sanctimony, confused and mindlessly contradictory

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    Diamond Foods

    What was the motivation for the Diamond Foods scandal? Be specific, simply stating “greed” is insufficient. The motivation behind the Diamond Foods accounting scandal was to inflate income on financial statements in the years of 2010 and 2011. The company was able to do this by making payments to walnut growers for their product which is an expense to the company; however, the payments that Diamond Foods made weren’t in the correct period and pushed into the following year. This made the financial

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    Blood Diamond - Film Review

    «BLOOD DIAMOND» - Film review. Blood Diamond is an Oscar-nominated political war thriller movie from 2006 directed by Edward Zwick. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers and Stephen Collins. The movie is set during the Sierra Leone Civil War, from 1996 to 2001. We get introduced to the main characters, Danny Archer and Solomon Vandy, both living in Sierra Leone. Solomon gets kidnapped by the RUF (Revolutionary United Front). He got separated from

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    Blood Diamond Essay

    VCE English Unit 1 & 2 Holiday Homework Over the summer break you will be expected to complete the following tasks: • Become familiar with the Year 11 English course outline • Read The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and answer the activities attached • Find the key words in your text and begin a glossary Your English teacher will collect this homework in Week One of Term One, 2014. All the best!! Failure to complete the required reading and activities will mean that you will be unprepared

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    The Diamond Purchasing Process and Its Flaws

    Dirt to Distribution: The Diamond Purchasing Process and its Flaws Gregory Greenberg SCM 302 Sullivan University Fall 2013 Abstract: The diamond industry has often time been at the center of controversy due to the way that diamonds are excavated, refined and purchased. The term “blood diamond” is often applied to those stones which are mined in area’s of Africa that suffer from civil war due almost entirely to bloodshed over diamond mine rights. In response the diamond industry enacted the Kimberley

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    Blood Diamond

    cities and countries yearn for safety and sustenance. For many lives at home means constant fear and days of hunger. The people of Sierra Leone lived through this reality from the later eighties through the early twenty first century. The film Blood Diamond is based on this politically volatile era in the history of Sierra Leone. Three places are of prominent importance in the film. In these places life changing decisions and choices are made. The significance of these palaces drives the characters

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    Research on Diamond

    behavior of customer based in Ahmedabad of various diamond ornament brand like Asim, Tanisque, Gilli gold, etc Research question (1) While purchasing Jewellery what kind of Jewellery you love to wear? ( ) Branded ( ) Unbranded ( ) Both (2) Which Brand’s Jewellery you love to use the most? ( ) D’damas ( ) Gili Gold ( ) Sangini ( ) Nakshatra ( ) Asmi ( ) Others (3) Do you prefer diamond in your Jewellery? ( ) Yes ( ) No

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    Diamond Ethics

    Diamond Ethics Blood Diamonds, also referred to as conflict diamonds, are diamonds that derive from areas controlled by forces or sections opposed to lawful and internationally recognized governments, and are used to fund military action in resistance to those governments, or in breach of the decisions of the Security Council. These radicals sell these diamonds, and the money is used to acquire weapons or to fund their military actions, and used to bribe foreign officials. Blood Diamonds are often

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    De Beers Diamond Corporation

    Assignment 1: Social Performance of Organizations The De Beers Diamond Corporation Dr. Beth Kane Business 475: Business and Society January 28, 2014 The De Beers Diamond Corporation is a multinational diamond mining, hops, trading, and manufacturing business. In this paper the nature, structure, and types of product this corporation is involved well be analyzed. As with every large corporation stakeholders salient stakeholders are involved with the shaping

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    Blood Diamond

    ENGL 1157 05/05/2013 Blood Diamond I think, Blood Diamond could have been little shorter. While the film includes a number of political and sociological insights, the story is tepid and loses momentum as the storyline bogs down. The main character, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, has an effective arc that is believable because it does not force him to act contrary to his nature, but it takes a long time for Blood Diamond to get us to DiCaprio's moment of recognition. Pacing issues aside, this

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    Report on Argyle Diamonds and the Diamond Industry

    Report on Argyle Diamonds and the Diamond Industry 1 INTRODUCTION India was the only known source of diamonds before the eighteenth century when diamonds were discovered in Brazil. The modern diamond industry was born in 1867 when diamonds were discovered in the Kimberley region of South Africa. The De Beers mining company was formed and they controlled 80-90 per cent of the rough diamonds entering the diamond market. The De Beers share of the diamond market fell in the 1990’s when the Soviet

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    Botswana and Diamonds

    Botswana and Diamonds Table of Contents Cover Page 1 Table of Contents 2 Executive Summary 3 Global Business Analysis: Market of Botswana and Diamonds 4 Global Business Opportunities 4 Economic and Geographic Environment 4 Social and Cultural Environment 4 Political and Legal Environment 5 International and Local Competition 5 Economic and Geographic Environment 5 Managing International Financial and Business Risks 6 Characteristics of Global Management Information Systems (MIS)

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    Blood

    Blood is very important to our bodies for many reasons; it carries oxygen to our vital organs, as well as important vitamins and minerals to other parts of the body. It also helps to regulate the PH balance as well as our bodies’ temperature. But most importantly, it carries white blood cells which are very important for our immune system. If we have problems with our blood supply, we can develop anemia or leukemia, and this may affect how our bodies function. Worse yet, if not getting it properly

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    Diamond Food

    Diamond Food Case Project Requirement 1     1. Manipulation of commodity cost. As a common practice in the company, management would instruct related accounting employee to decrease the commodity costs by a small incremental at a time, until the desired earning numbers for that period was achieved. 2. Special accounting treatment of grower payments. Diamond made “continuity payment” and “momentum payment” to manipulate cost to growers. These payments were claimed to be advances for multi-year

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    Diamond Chemicals

    Diamond Chemicals: Merseyside and Rotterdam Project Investment decision analysis Group Name- fInatics Group Members- 1. Nishant Kumar (MP13037) 2. Rahul Naredi (MP13039) 3. Samardarshi Sarkar (MP13046) 4. Shadab Akhtar (MP13050) Summary About the case Diamond Chemicals is a leading producer of polypropylene, the polymer used in a variety of products (ranging from medical products to packaging film, carpet fibers, and automotive components) and is known for its strength and

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    Blood Diamonds

    The documentary, Blood Diamonds – The True Story, that I just watched broke my delicate heart. I pity all the victims of the heartless act done by the rebel groups, National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF). I just cannot imagine how many innocent lives perished for the sake of funding civil wars in Central and Western Africa. In addition, I felt guilt within me for patronizing diamonds without knowing the real price and deeper reality behind

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    De Beers Diamond Company

    De Beers Diamond Company Social Performance of Organizations Business 475 August 4, 2014 De Beers Diamond Company De Beers is a multinational privately owned diamond mining company established in 1888 by Cecil Rhodes. The company specializes in trading and manufacturing diamonds. Rhodes invested capital made from renting water pumps to miners and started buying mining claims. Rhodes knew the acquirement was on an untapped market. He purchased diamond fields owned by two brothers named

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    Diamond Chemicals

    Diamond Chemicals PLC Executive Summary Diamond Chemicals is considering two mutually exclusive projects, the Merseyside project and the Rotterdam project, for the production of polypropylene When considering the Merseyside project, senior-management wants a positive impact on earnings per share. The addition to earnings per share was £28,800 with an average addition of £2,000 per year2. Calculated with erosion, the addition to earnings per share was £18,800 with an average addition of £1

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    Diamond Industry

    Indian subcontinent has been always the centre stage in the dramatic history of some of the world`s most famous mesmerizing diamonds. India is one of the earliest known source of diamonds. Today Indian Diamond Industry is pioneer in the gem industry and a world leader in the manufacturing of cut and refined diamonds. Diamonds today nine out of every ten come from India which is used in jewellery worldwide. The gems and jewellery industry occupies an important position in the Indian economy. It

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    Conflict Diamonds

    Conflict Diamonds What are conflict diamonds? What groups benefited from the TRADE in conflict diamonds? What groups where hurt by it? -Conflict diamonds are gemstones that are mined or stolen by rebels fighting internationally recognized governments. -The groups that were benefited from the TRADE in conflict diamonds were the combatants, including the Revolutionary United Front. -The groups that were hurt by it were diamond COMPANIES, such as De Beers. What three sectors were concerned with

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    Conflict Diamonds

    Conflict Diamonds in the early 2000s, a common concern emerged among members of an oddly matched group : the diamond industry, the united nations, several goverments, and human rights campaigners. All wished to end the trade in conflict diamonds, gemstonesthat are mined or stolen by rebels fighting internationally recognized goverments. The $6 billion a year diamond industryhas long been dominated by the De Beers Corporation. Founded in south Africa by Cecil Rhodes in the 1880, the beers strategy

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    Diamonds

    are sufficient to service debt obligations. As a result the dollar, due to international regulations, is the currency for transactions involving diamonds,Sparkle must comply the law, but the dollar and countries that use it as their primary currency does not significantlyinfluence prices of diamonds since it is regulated and the main market for diamonds is located in Belgium countryusing the euro as primary currency. In this case, Sparkle would be in a situation where the volatility of the dollar

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    Blood

    5, 2015 Anatomy and Physiology Tell Me About Blood 1. A lower than normal hermatocrit means that a person is anemic. You may have heard your parents say, ‘I think my blood is low”. 2. Lymphopoiesis is the development of lymphocytes, which are which blood cells. Erythropoiesis is the development of erythrocytes, which are red blood cells. Myelopoiesis is the development of myelocytes, which are young blood cells. Granulopoiesis is the haematopoiesis of

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    Conflict Diamonds Case

    Mgmt. 328 Conflict Diamond Case Study Raw diamonds are making their way from deadly jungles to hands and necks all around the world. It is unfortunate that these resources from third world countries are being exploited for the sake of vanity. Diamonds are not just a symbol of love anymore but are also becoming a symbol of mutilated body parts and crisis. While lives are being taken and children are being exploited, there are fortunes being made by transnational corporations. All the while

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    Debeers Diamond Dilemma

    supplied the world with diamonds. Diamonds were so scarce that royalty found it extremely difficult to acquire them and the conception of making diamonds available to the public was unthinkable (Tsounta). In 1867 diamonds were discovered in South Africa and the diamond supply increased but this did not displace the ideology that diamonds are a precious and rare commodity that exists to this very day. Cecil Rhodes was a businessman that rented pumping equipment to diamond miners. Through his business

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    Blood

    BLOOD • Blood is a tissue which is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets (pieces of cells) and plasma. Table showing Structure and Function of the Components of Blood |Component |Structure |Functions | |Red blood cells |Biconcave discs with no nucleus. |Transports oxygen | |

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    Diamonds Are Forever

    Jackie Labor Case Study #2: Diamonds are Forever 2/11/2015 Provide a historical overview of the campaign. What were the factors in the industry/market that led to it? What specific consumers were targeted? Did competitive factors play a role? When was it launched and how long did it run? Who were the key players/strategists/agencies involved? * During the time of this diamond campaign, there was a diamond rush going on in South Africa. Every diamond company raced over to start mining in South

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    Blood Diamond

    Danny Archer Does Have an Epiphany Danny Archer is a character in the movie Blood diamond. Edward Zwick displays the complete transformation of Archer over the course of the movie, from a greedy anti-hero to a selfless hero who puts others before himself. Archer’s epiphany starts after meeting Solomon Vandy in prison, the local fisherman who found the rare pink diamond. Another person that play a huge role in determining the identity of Archer is Maddy Bowen, the reporter from New York. I will

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    Blood Diamonds

    depicts the adverse effect of diamonds on the people of Africa. It also addresses the real price of diamonds which it believes to be the lives of millions of Africans. Additionally, it examines the response from the United Nations and question if enough is being done to crack done on the sale of blood diamonds.   The famous phrase “Diamonds are Forever” is known to most people all over the world. What most people do not know is where most of these diamonds are coming from and how they came

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    Blood

    Immunohematology Blood Bank Policy and Procedure Manual We keep the manual located in the same spot at all times so it can be easily found when needed. Our blood bank policy and procedure manual is well organized and the policy and procedures are easy to find. There is a table of contents located in the front of the manual. Every page is numbered and each section is tabbed with a description. Each policy and procedure is titled at the top of the page. The laboratory blood bank policy procedure

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    De Beers and the Conflict Diamonds

    De Beers and the Conflict Diamonds De Beers is the most recognizable name in the diamond industry and since it was established in 1888 by Cecil Rhodes; the company have been linked to the “blood diamond” trade because for a long time they had the control of supply and demand of the diamond industry. De beers dominated the diamond market for the best part of the 20th century, but the creation of synthetic diamonds and the discovery of new diamond deposits in other countries have created new challenges

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    Conflict Diamonds

    Conflict Diamonds and the Kimberly Process What this case is about was that ion the 2000’s, a common concern emerged among members of the diamond industry, the United Nations, several governments and Human Rights campaigners who all wished to end the trade in Conflict Diamonds which were gemstones that were being mined or stolen by rebels fighting internationally recognized governments. To end this, they embarked an unusual collaboration called the Kimberly Process. The Kimberly Process

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    Blood Diamond

    May 4, 2010 How do conflict diamonds fuel the conflict in regions they come from? From my impression of the films Blood Diamond and Lord of War, the illegal act of trading arms for diamonds seems like business as usual. It’s not until you look at, where the diamonds come from, how they are mined and who controls/owns the gems, that you begin to understand why these precious stones are called “Blood Diamonds”. Most diamonds on the market come from expensive mining operations run by large

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    A Diamond Personality

    A Diamond Personality Annette Neblett University of Phoenix Managing Criminal Justice Personnel CJA 473 Michael Kanaby September 09, 2011 A Diamond Personality The case study titled “A Diamond Personality,” speaks of Oscar Rodriquez and how he became successful. Oscar Rodriquez lived in Puerto Rico, he moved from a non-English-speaking country to an English-speaking country. He came to the United States with a dream and goal. He went to school to further his education, and he worked

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    A Diamond Personality

    Running head: DIAMOND PERSONALITY Diamond Personality 11/09/11 Belinda There are a few principles for positive interpersonal communication that I see as very important. There is a sense of the richness of communication on a face to face level, is much more effective and personal. You experience the conversation on a higher level. You are physically seeing the facial expressions, body language, and movements of the person in which you are sharing this conversation with. In my culture

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    Blood

    Rhesus factor) is a red blood cell surface antigen that was named after the monkeys in which it was first discovered. Rh incompatibility, also known as Rh disease, is a condition that occurs when a woman with Rh-negative blood type is exposed to Rh-positive blood cells, leading to the development of Rh antibodies. Rh incompatibility can occur by 2 main mechanisms. The most common type occurs when an Rh-negative pregnant mother is exposed to Rh-positive fetal red blood cells secondary to fetomaternal

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    Conflict Diamonds

    valid according to the rubric so I decided to go with something that has interested me since seeing a movie on it a couple years back. Blood diamonds are one of Africa’s largest problems and have been for many years now. The point my article stresses are that blood diamonds are one of the largest sources of income for rebel groups in Africa. “Conflict diamonds continue to fund the rebel groups, the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) and the Revolutionary United Front (RUF)

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    Diamonds in Retail

    Introduction Emphasizing its focus on the diamond retailing industry toward the end of 2008, Blue Nile and Diamond Retailing have aggressively risen as a concern for businesses in the United States due to an economic downturn. The vast majority of diamond retailers are affected by this downturn. Given the basic performance information on Blue Nile, Zales, and Tiffany, our group will be analyzing all three companies and examining their business situations. Blue Nile is emphasizing how it has taken

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    Petra Diamonds

    Introduction Petra Diamonds Limited is an independent diamond mining and exploration company that supplies rough diamonds to the international market. Although its management claims that it has a diversified portfolio, most of its production arises in South Africa, with a very small proportion of production coming from Tanzania. It currently owns prospecting rights in a mineral rich region of Botswana and would be well placed to benefit from any discovery. Petra Diamonds Limited listed on London’s

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    The Diamond Empire

    The Diamond Empire Most of the world's diamonds come through an organization that is ran by the South African company named De Beers. Those in the diamond business know that there is a great deal of money at stake if they share about what they do. De Beers cannot operate legally in the US because it is a virtual monopoly. London is where 80% of the world’s diamonds are sorted, graded and sold. De Beers has control over the chain of supply of diamonds and that is how they have control of the

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    Blood Diamonds

    crimes is for business, the diamond industry has taken pains to evade questions about its connections with Israel’s human rights abuses — and so far has escaped scrutiny from watchdog organizations. Representatives for 75 countries affiliated to the United Nations-based Kimberley Process Certification Scheme meeting in Kinshasa this week failed to reach agreement on the export of blood-stained diamonds from Zimbabwe. The elephant in the room was Israel’s burgeoning diamond exports which evade the

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