Diamond Wars: Special Report

Number 16522
Subject Africa
Source New York Times
State New York
Year 2000
Publication Date April 6, 2000
Summary A New York Times special report reveals that diamond mines controlled by corrupt African governments or African rebels produce a small percentage of the diamonds found in United States and European jewelry stores. These warring groups use the profits from their diamond sales to fund wars. The investigation found that international law and irresponsible members in the international diamond community are partially to blame for this phenomenon.
Category General
Pages 6
Keywords De Beers;diamonds;Africa;rebels;civil war;murder;working conditions
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