The film helped to publicize the controversy surrounding conflict diamonds and led to worldwide awareness of the western african involvement in the diamond trade the csi: miami episode man down (2007) involves the trafficking of african blood diamonds.
Much of the war crimes trial of former liberian president charles taylor focused on the role played by so-called conflict diamonds in funding rebels in conflict areas. An estimated 65 percent of the world's diamonds come from the rich earth of southern africa diamonds are also sourced anywhere from russia to south america in israel, the diamond industry accounted for more than 30 percent of the country's total manufacturing exports (nearly $20 billion) in 2008.
Directed by edward zwick with leonardo dicaprio, djimon hounsou, jennifer connelly, kagiso kuypers a fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
Australia, canada, namibia, south africa, tanzania—these countries have been able to invest the revenue from diamonds into the development of infrastructure, schools and hospitals for the good of the communities where diamonds are found. Guilt-free diamonds: beyond blood to human rights the guardian blood diamond trail leads to loopholes in kimberley process back to top central african republic a dangerous mix of diamonds, religious tensions, and poverty has sparked a civil war in the central african republic. “the central african republic is a classic case of blood diamonds, exactly what the kimberley process was intended to address,” says michael gibb of global witness, a uk-based ngo that advocates for the responsible use of natural resources.
Torture, beatings and murder: inside the new brutal 'blood diamonds' scandal fuelled by pure greed in africa's mines rafael marques spent years exposing atrocities in the mining industry. Following the discovery of diamonds in africa the production of diamonds increased tenfold in the next tens years diamond trade and de beers: today, over two thirds of the world’s diamonds come from one company, de beers. Angola's diamond trade has been mired in blood for decades, but while the precious gems may no longer be fueling conflicts, parts of the industry are still just as brutal - and corrupt - as ever.
Within the next fifteen years, african diamond mines produced more diamonds than the india, the previous leading producer, had in the last 2,000 years this increase in production occurred at the same time as the diamond mines in brazil experiences a sharp decline in their production. Experts claim that the illegal sale of blood diamonds has produced billions of dollars to fund civil wars and other conflicts in various african nations, including sierra leone (where conflict ended in 2002), angola, liberia, ivory coast and the democratic republic of congo (drc) most of the time, the people behind these civil wars and rebellions oppose legitimate governments and desire control over the area's lucrative diamond industry.