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Old 20-08-2015, 11:41 PM   #55
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The term conflict resource refers to analogous situations involving other natural resources..In August 2010, Campbell made a highly publicised appearance at a war crimes trial against former Liberian president Charles Taylor at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Leidschendam.. She was called to give evidence on a "blood diamond" she allegedly received from Taylor during a Nelson Mandela Children's Fund function in 1997..Campbell initially refused to testify, and—after being subpoenaed—told the court that being there was "a big inconvenience" for her.. She testified that she was given "dirty-looking" stones late at night by two unidentified men, and claimed she did not know the diamonds had originated from Taylor until being told so the next morning by a fellow attendee, actress Mia Farrow.. However, her account was contradicted by testimonies from Farrow, her former agent Carole White, and former Children's Fund director Jeremy Ratcliffe..Blood diamonds is a term used for a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, an invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity...

Creation for the Duchess of Windsor of a lorgnette in yellow gold, black enamel and emeralds representing a tiger...

Angola, a colony of Portugal, gained independence on November 11, 1975. Although independent, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA), and the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA) fought in a civil war from 74 to 2001. Between 92 and 98, in violation of the Bicesse Accords, UNITA sold diamonds, valued at US$3.72 billion, to finance its war with the government

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) has suffered numerous looting wars in the 90s, but has become a member of the Kimberley Process and now exports about 8% of the world's diamonds-expelled from the Kimberley Process in 2004 because, despite having no official diamond mining industry, the country was exporting large quantities of diamonds, the origin of which it could not detail..Ivory Coast began to develop a fledgling diamond mining industry in the early 90s.. A coup overthrew the government in 99, starting a civil war.. The country became a route for exporting diamonds from Liberia and war-torn Sierra Leone.. Foreign investment began to withdraw from Ivory Coast..During the 90s diamond-rich areas were discovered in Northern Canada is one of the key players in the diamond industry. Partnership Africa Canada was created in 1986 to help with the crisis in Africa...

From 89 to 2003, Liberia was engaged in a civil war.. In 2000, the UN accused Liberian president Charles G. Taylor of supporting the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) insurgency in neighboring Sierra Leone with weapons and training in exchange for diamonds.. In 2001, the United Nations applied sanctions on the Liberian diamond trade. In August 2003, Taylor stepped down as president and, after being exiled to Nigeria, faced trial in The Hague..Mad Bügger goes undercover as the Liberian diplomat and businessman Mr. Cortzen with the object of building a match factory in the Central African Republic; in reality he is uncovering corruption linked to diplomatic title brokerage and blood diamonds... Frost is not all she seems..Looks can be deceptive..You see, I have a gift.. An instinct for sensing people's weaknesses..Yours is women..Then you and I have something in common...
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