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Blood Diamond

A diamond used to finance a war or rebellion. Blood diamonds are most common in Africa, where diamonds are plentiful and where there a great deal of conflict has taken place in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Trade in blood diamonds is illegal. In 2003, the United Nations put in place the Kimberley Process to certify diamonds as legitimate. Blood diamonds are also called conflict diamonds.
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Not only have the white South African mercenaries led by Colonel Coetzee suspended their own civilised values depicted as the monopoly of Cape Town with its clean suburban homes; once the mercenaries are in Sierra Leone, they participate in the indiscriminate killings of villagers and rebel child soldiers in order to fulfil their dream of amassing blood diamonds.
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Human rights groups contend blood diamonds currently fuel numerous conflicts and terrorist activities throughout the world.
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Blood diamonds have played a crucial role in prolonging brutal civil wars in countries like Angola and Sierra Leone.