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Blood diamonds in africa

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Social Studies Middle School High

Blood Diamonds in Africa

Blood diamonds are typically mined in war zones and used to finance some of Africa’s most brutal civil wars. The uncut diamonds are sometimes mined in areas controlled by rebel forces in Africa. This public radio story is about an effort in 2003 to certify that uncut diamonds that can be proven to come from countries that support basic human rights are given a special classification.

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AIR DATE: 05/02/2003

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