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By: Bekah Ballard & Tyndall Brock. An estimated 65% of the worlds diamonds come from African countries.

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1 By: Bekah Ballard & Tyndall Brock

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3 An estimated 65% of the worlds diamonds come from African countries

4 Huts where the labors live

5 Children’s hands will get cut off if they refuse to work in the mines.

6 Men, Women & children are forced to work in “mines” which are more like giant mud holes.

7 Some may work for months just to find one small rock

8 1.7 Million people have died over the conflicts diamonds create, just so you can have a shiny piece of jewelry.

9 Inside the fields of these rebel group war zones, children are often mutilated or turned into child rebel soldiers while the woman are often raped and killed.

10 Approximately $8.5 billion worth of diamonds a year come from African countries

11 Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Blood Diamonds, a movie depicting the terrible conditions on diamond mining.

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13  "Blood Diamonds - Sierra Leone - Worldpress.org." Worldpress.org - World News From World Newspapers. Web. 08 Dec  Stohl, Rachel. "Sierra Leone — Global Issues." Global Issues : Social, Political, Economic and Environmental Issues That Affect Us All — Global Issues. Web. 08 Dec  Diamondfacts.org - Home Page. Web. 08 Dec  "June 2010." A Baptism of Fire. Web. 08 Dec


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