How the African Diamond Trade Works

With no real state control in the CAR, rebel movements have set themselves up in diamond-rich areas, controlling the extraction and export of the stones through an illegal and deadly parallel system.

Responsible jewelers should know every step in the path from mine to market.

How does that help us? If you want, I can send you pictures. Introduction Boundaries in war and peace Mapping conflicts across borders A systems approach to peacebuilding Cross-border conflict and international law Section introduction - building peace below the state: He drives a large 4x4 and loves dollars, cigars and Hezbollah propaganda videos.

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Sierra Leone". The stones are given a new identity, usually Cameroonian, by filing the necessary paperwork to disguise them as stones mined in neighboring conflict-free Cameroon. Global Witness. GSA This organization is also part of the Diamond Development Initiative. You pay 3, euros Once one of De Beers most celebrated and priceless diamonds, the D-colour carats Accord issue: Download PDF. Ivoirian suppliers of rough diamonds to Peri Diamonds in Ghana seemed to have tried to establish operations in Liberia in once Ghana became unattractive.

Are blood diamonds forever?

The countries must also agree to refuse any diamond shipments not containing an authentic Kimberley Process Certificate. This page contains copyrighted material the use of which has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.

The reality is that diamonds from the mines outside Tshikapa are likely to change hands eight to 10 times before they even leave the province for the capital, Kinshasa, the only place where Congolese diamonds can be certified for export. Accessibility help Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer.

There are people in the mines, people in Europe, people in offices Spike Lee. Retrieved from " https: Conflict diamonds originate from areas controlled by forces or factions opposed to the legitimate or internationally recognized governments.

Having regained peace, Liberia is attempting to construct a legitimate diamond mining industry. But the industry is still tainted by conflict and misery. Prev NEXT.

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However non-compliance by countries such as Venezuela has led to the failure of accountability. Skip navigation Visit diplomacy. Premium Digital. In August , Taylor stepped down as president and, after being exiled to Nigeria , faced trial in The Hague. All the benefits of Digital plus: Alex Vines Diamonds were perhaps the most valuable assets available to all parties involved in the conflict in Sierra Leone, for providing funds for the vicious rebels of the Revolutionary United Front RUF of Sierra Leone and for maintaining Charles Taylor in power in neighbouring Liberia.