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Name:
Date:
Mrs. Law
Blood Diamonds Webquest
Did Someone Die for that Diamond?
Source: http://www.globalwitness.org/campaigns/conflict/conflict-diamonds
Task: using the website above, read through the following sections (Conflict Diamonds, The Kimberley
Process, The Diamond Industry) and answer the questions that follow below.
1. Conflict diamonds (blood diamonds) have funded brutal conflicts in ________, ____________,
________, _____________________, & _____________.
2. What is the Kimberly Process?
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3. Has the Kimberly Process been effective in stopping the sale of conflict diamonds? Why/why not? Provide a
quote from the site to support your answer.
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4. Why do you think the diamond industry vehemently opposed government regulation when the Kimberly
Process was being negotiated?
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5. To help prevent conflict diamonds, what are two questions you can ask your Jeweler?
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Post Conflict: Making a Difference?
Source:
http://diamondfacts.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=131&Itemid=135&lang=en
“Diamonds and their revenues play a key role in helping to develop Africa. They have made—and continue to make—
significant contributions towards development and prosperity in a number of countries in Africa and elsewhere in the
world. As a natural resource, rough diamonds represent one of the main sources of revenue for many African diamondproducing countries and create livelihoods for millions of people. The revenues generated not only increase the overall
standard of living, but also fund essential government services such as health, education and development programs.” –
Diamondsfacts.org
6. Select one of the following areas (economic impact, educational improvements, or healthcare development)
and describe how revenues from diamonds sales have made a difference in various countries in Africa.
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