What is the story behind blood diamonds?

Why do they call them blood diamonds?

Blood Diamonds, also known as “Conflict Diamonds,” are stones that are produced in areas controlled by rebel forces that are opposed to internationally recognized governments. … This is why the term “blood diamonds” is used.

Who started blood diamonds?

The London based company was one the first companies involved in the mining for diamonds in Africa immediately following their discovery. Cecil Rhodes was attracted to the new prospects of mining in African and he started his search for diamonds in 1870.

Why are so many diamonds found in Africa?

Diamonds in Africa were formed somewhere between 600 million and 3 billion years ago when titanic-force pressure and heat caused carbon 1,200 miles (1,931 km) below the Earth’s surface to crystallize. As recently as a million years ago, erupting molten rock brought the diamonds closer to the Earth’s surface.

Who owns the diamond mines in Sierra Leone?

Koidu Limited

Type Private company
Industry Diamond mining
Founded 2003
Headquarters Freetown, Sierra Leone
Key people Ibrahim Turay info@koidulimited.com

Does Sierra Leone still have child soldiers?

In Africa, child soldiers have fought or are fighting in Angola, Liberia, Mozambique, Rwanda, the Sudan, Congo and Uganda, as well as Sierra Leone. There are now an estimated 300,000 child soldiers worldwide, a figure that has increased by one-sixth during the last three years.

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