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  • 1. Blood Diamonds Blood Diamonds
  • 2. Pictures of Blood Diamonds, Who is Hurt, Where It’s Happening, and What Can be Done
  • 3. “ Conflict diamonds, sometimes called blood diamonds, are diamonds that are sold to fund the unlawful and illegal operations of rebel, military and terrorist groups.” http://www.amnestyusa.org
  • 4. Where is it happening? Blood Diamonds are being produced in many areas such as Ghana and Mali
  • 5. Quick facts on Ghana
    • 24,339,838 people live in Ghana.
    • There are 270,993 men in the army and 263,961 women.
    • Ghana was the first country in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve independence from colonial domination in 1957.
    • The government type is a constitutional democracy.
  • 6. Economy of Ghana
    • 50% of GDP. Gold and cocoa production and individual remittances are major sources of foreign exchange. Oil production at Ghana's offshore Jubilee field began in mid-December and is expected to boost economic growth.
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  • 8. Quick Facts on Mali
    • 13,796,354 is the population of Mali.
    • The government type of Mali is a republic.
    • Age structure
    • 0-14 years: 47.1%
    • 15-64 years: 49.9% 65 years and over: 3%
  • 9. No one should be harmed in the manufacturing and collection of diamonds
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  • 11. “ rebels grossly abuse human rights, often murdering and enslaving the local populations to mine the diamonds” http://www.stopblooddiamonds.org/
  • 12. What Can We Do?
    • Get Educated about Blood Diamonds and actions such as The Kimberly Process
    • The Kimberly Process was established in 2002 to stop the flow of conflict diamonds
    • Learn from and Support Websites such as: http://www.stopblooddiamonds.org and http://www.un.org/peace
    • Create a website to promote knowledge about blood diamonds