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  • Blood Diamonds By: Chanelle & Cat
  • Why The Diamonds are a Problem
      • Rebels sell these diamonds
  • Money goes to purchasing arms or military actions
  • Produced through blood of men, women, and children
    • Blood diamonds are stolen during shipment or seized by attacking mining operations
    • Often the main source of funding for the rebels
  • Dishonest diamond traders make their actions
  • Big amounts of money are at stake
  • Bribes, threats, torture, and murder are modes of operation
  • Facts
      • Rebels sell them
  • Money is used to purchase arms or military actions
    •   Produced through forced labor
  • Timbuktu: Center of Learning and Trade
      • a city in Mali
  • founded my nomads in the 12th century
  • located about 8 miles away from Niger river
  • rapidly became major trading depot for caravans of Sahara desert
  • 14th century -the legend of Timbuktu spread
  • rich cultural center.
  • Ghana
      • Has no exact date, was established in the beginning of of the first millennium A.D
  • not geographically, ethnically, or in any way shape or form related to modern Ghana 
  • semi-divine status (dinga cisse)
  • Ancient Civilization Leader
      • Osei tu tu 
  • 4th ruler in asante
  • Succeeding obiri yeoba
  • Merged many states into asante union
  • Osei tu tu killed in a war against the anyem in 1717