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Blood diamonds

  1. 1. Blood Diamonds By: Chanelle & Cat
  2. 2. Why The Diamonds are a Problem <ul><ul><li>Rebels sell these diamonds </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Money goes to purchasing arms or military actions
  4. 4. Produced through blood of men, women, and children
  5. 5. <ul><li>Blood diamonds are stolen during shipment or seized by attacking mining operations </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Often the main source of funding for the rebels </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dishonest diamond traders make their actions
  8. 8. Big amounts of money are at stake
  9. 9. Bribes, threats, torture, and murder are modes of operation
  10. 10. Facts <ul><ul><li>Rebels sell them </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Money is used to purchase arms or military actions
  12. 12. <ul><li>  Produced through forced labor </li></ul>
  13. 13. Timbuktu: Center of Learning and Trade <ul><ul><li>a city in Mali </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. founded my nomads in the 12th century
  15. 15. located about 8 miles away from Niger river
  16. 16. rapidly became major trading depot for caravans of Sahara desert
  17. 17. 14th century -the legend of Timbuktu spread
  18. 18. rich cultural center.
  19. 19. Ghana <ul><ul><li>Has no exact date, was established in the beginning of of the first millennium A.D </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. not geographically, ethnically, or in any way shape or form related to modern Ghana 
  21. 21. semi-divine status (dinga cisse)
  22. 22. Ancient Civilization Leader <ul><ul><li>Osei tu tu  </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. 4th ruler in asante
  24. 24. Succeeding obiri yeoba
  25. 25. Merged many states into asante union
  26. 26. Osei tu tu killed in a war against the anyem in 1717

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