Needs Cites Essay

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21 November 2008

Before you buy any Diamond

Going back to many years pasted diamond mining was always a way of life in Africa but not until the 1990s did it become a smuggler's paradise. Two major events happened in Africa that really changed the diamond industry, the first being the occurrence of the violent and vicious civil war, over the rivers in Central African Republic for land. The second was the growing demand for diamonds that is now a symbol of forever love; these two elements were the main cause of so many murders and hardships in Africa. In this part of Africa you can see street children as small as 5 years old selling themselves for sex despite the estimated one in every seven people infected with AIDS. These children would do anything to get some kind of affection since most are homeless and or misplaced by parents that have died from AIDS. These children exposing themselves to such an environment are very easy targets for diamond mining camps doing anything and every thing for attention. Eating shoe polish spread on top of bread like jelly for a high is an everyday thing here; it's no wonder that many mine workers are kids off the street that work for only $3 dollars a day. Sales of diamonds has only risen "Currently the global diamond market is riding high retail sales in the last quarter century has risen threefold form $20 billion to over $63 billion."( Hordern) making the issue of buying a diamond more of where did it come from rather then how much is it.

Reports show that over 50% of Africans are under the age of 15, this mostly because many of their parents have passed away from AIDS or complication of AIDS. With such large amount of children wandering the streets homeless and parentless, many turned to mining as a way of life. These young children lost and vulnerable became perfect for the corrupt mining industry in Africa. Weak and in dire need of money, they are paid very low, given long and countless hours of work and treated like slaves. Young children of all ages, as long as they can hold a shove or pick out rocks from diamond, are put to work. Many would argue that these children choose to work in these mines and that there is danger in all kinds of mines not just diamond mines. Also they might say that without the mining industry in Africa many people would not have a job to make ends meet at least they have the option to go to work and make money. I also agree but to an extent, yes many jobs are made but many lives are at risk too, of being beaten or even killed. So I ask what is the worth of a human life to Africa? There should be a more efficient way of dealing with these issues in Africa more then what is already in effect. "The Kimberly Process Certification System (KPCS),November 2002, was adopted by the diamond industry, governments, the UN and NGOs aiming to stem the trade in conflict diamonds by determining their...

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