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  1. 1. Adrian Markleov B Block 11/15/11
  2. 2. <ul><li>Blood diamonds: are illegal uncut diamonds used to finance rebel forces in war torn countries in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Quote: “diamonds are forever it is often said. But lives are not we must spare people the ordeal of war, mutilation and death for the sake of blood diamonds,” Martin Changong. </li></ul><ul><li>Statistic: 4 percent of all Diamonds are conflict diamonds. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A. War torn countries in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>1. Sierra Leon </li></ul><ul><li>2. C.A.R </li></ul><ul><li>3. Liberia </li></ul><ul><li>4. Democratic Republic of Congo </li></ul><ul><li>5. Ivory Coast </li></ul><ul><li>6. Angola </li></ul><ul><li>7. Zimbabwe </li></ul><ul><li>a. Marange Field Zimbabwe is the biggest blood diamond field in the world. </li></ul><ul><li>b. Musodhi Hasha Zimbabwe is where the rebel forces have enslaved Africans to work their field. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Rebel controlled areas that have lots of diamonds. </li></ul><ul><li>1. Al Qaeda has land in the Ivory Coast and uses their diamonds for arms. </li></ul><ul><li>2. A group called the R.U.F. (Revolutionary United Front) created a civil war in Sierra Leon against government. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>War lords want to rebel. </li></ul><ul><li>1. They gather an army of rebels. </li></ul><ul><li>2. They need weapons. </li></ul><ul><li>a. They harvest diamonds to pay for arms. </li></ul><ul><li>b. They used enslaved Africans to sift for diamonds on their property. </li></ul><ul><li>B. Civil Wars in Africa </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>C. The demand for diamonds is so high </li></ul><ul><li>1. They own property that is loaded with diamonds </li></ul><ul><li>2. Rebels can charge diamonds for high price and easily pay for arms. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The Kimberly Process ( a group started January 17 2001 and is used to check if traded diamonds are legitimate) is not 100% efficient. </li></ul><ul><li>By being sent secretly to a diamond trusted country. </li></ul><ul><li>Zimbabwe diamonds are wrapped as cookies and sent to Surat India where they are mixed with clean diamonds (not blood diamonds) </li></ul><ul><li>They are also driven to neighboring countries more easily that are trusted like Republic of Congo </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>In the late 1980’s and 1990’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Start in Angola in 1992 to finance UNITA rebels in their civil war. </li></ul><ul><li>Started in Sierra Leone to finance RUF rebels in their civil war. </li></ul><ul><li>After the diamond industry boomed in the early 1900’s. </li></ul><ul><li>The first diamond, The Sedafe. Found in Sierra Leone was in 1930. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1927 the first diamonds where found in the Ivory Coast. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>A. Government by coasting the money and makes them look bad. </li></ul><ul><li>It coast millions to pay to pay for the Kimberly Process to have to check diamonds. </li></ul><ul><li>Cost money to fight rebels and their arms. </li></ul><ul><li>In liberia the government was being blamed for not putting any effort into stopping the rebels. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>People by raising taxes and being raided. </li></ul><ul><li>Raises taxes to help support military. </li></ul><ul><li>The rebels forces occasional come into villages and slaughter the people in defiance of the government . </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>When rebel forces come raid villages for slaves they would chop of the hands of children. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>African slaves are used to sift diamonds. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>There is a relation between an ambassador and blood diamonds because an ambassadors job is to represent a country and help solve issues between countries and blood diamonds are an issue between countries. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- salary : 150,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- trends : a country always will need a representative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- advancement : impossible ambassador is the highest ranking diplomat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Related careers : president, lawyer, journalist, and military general </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Atholton high school </li></ul><ul><li>Career Academy: Business and Management </li></ul><ul><li>I have picked this academy because it suits my interests in organizing my self and anything I have my mind on. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Location: Orange Town NJ </li></ul><ul><li>Tuition: $34,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Requirement for admission: 1.8 GPA </li></ul><ul><li>School Mascot: Pirates </li></ul><ul><li>Number of students: 9,592 students </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Volunteered at Days End Horse Farm </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteered at Columbia Horse Center </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in Food on the 15 th </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in Harvest Fest </li></ul><ul><li>Helped in an adopt a road program </li></ul><ul><li>I have done these good deeds because I love horses and always want to help my community to be healthy and clean. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><ul><li>Worked at post office Columbia MD 2015 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ambitiously captained a soccer team for S.A.C. 2010-2011 Columbia MD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Won dozens of horse jumping and posture competitions 2006-2010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked at the national archives D.C. 2014 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performs in Piano recitals 2005-2016 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Worked as a New York Tour guide </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>US Aid. gov.  Blood Diamonds  . N.d. US Aid gov.  geology . Web. 5 Dec. 2011.       <http://geology.com/articles/blood-diamonds.shtml>. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>US Aid. gov.  Blood Diamonds  . N.d. US Aid gov.  geology . Web. 5 Dec. 2011.       <http://geology.com/articles/blood-diamonds.shtml>. </li></ul>

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