Blood Diamonds

Author: Greg Campbell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465029922
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Blood Diamonds from the Author: Greg Campbell. First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into the rings and necklaces of brides and spouses the world over. Blood Diamonds is the gripping tale of how the diamond smuggling works, how the rebel war has effectively destroyed Sierra Leone and its people, and how the policies of the diamond industry - institutionalized in the 1880s by the De Beers cartel - have allowed it to happen. Award-winning journalist Greg Campbell traces the deadly trail of these diamonds, many of which are brought to the world market by fanatical enemies. These repercussions of diamond smuggling are felt far beyond the borders of the poor and war-ridden country of Sierra Leone, and the consequences of overlooking this African tragedy are both shockingly deadly and unquestionably global. Updated with a new epilogue.

Natural Resource Conflicts From Blood Diamonds To Rainforest Destruction 2 Volumes

Author: M. Troy Burnett
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694651
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Natural Resource Conflicts From Blood Diamonds To Rainforest Destruction 2 Volumes from the Author: M. Troy Burnett. Natural resource and environmental conflicts have long been issues confronting human societies. This case-based examination of a wide range of natural resource disputes exposes readers to many contemporary examples that offer reasons for both hope and concern. • Provides a "case-based" approach to natural resource conflicts with examples of different scales, including timely cases drawn from the developed and developing world • Enables readers to reach a broader understanding of the scope of the issues through the variety of topics and cases—one of which is climate change in many of the emerging conflicts • Presents balanced information regarding each case argued from multiple viewpoints and perspectives, allowing the reader to gain a more balanced and comprehensive sense of the topics

From Blood Diamonds To The Kimberley Process

Author: Franziska Bieri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317132491
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From Blood Diamonds To The Kimberley Process from the Author: Franziska Bieri. In the late 1990s, several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused world attention on the issue of conflict diamonds which funded wars, massive death, and refugee crises across Central and West Africa. Several governments, NGOs, and key industry players engaged in negotiations under the so-called Kimberley Process (KP). A voluntary global agreement came into effect leading to a substantial decline in illicit diamond trade. Despite its importance in international affairs, the KP remains understudied in academia. Franziska Bieri's book provides the first comprehensive account of the KP and is the first to reveal how NGOs have become critical actors in their own right, possessing the ability to directly influence policies and to participate in the decision making and the implementation of global agreements. In developing this argument, Bieri explains: why the NGO campaign to raise awareness was successful; why a rapid and comprehensive resolution on such a complex global problem was possible; how the tripartite negotiations between states, NGOs, and industry developed during the implementation of the agreement, which is an on-going process. Based on extensive personal interviews with prominent campaigners, leading bureaucrats, and industry officials, hundreds of KP publications, official UN documents, industry news, and NGO reports, this timely book allows for a much needed engagement in contemporary debates about the campaign against conflict diamonds, the Kimberley Process, and the themes defining today's global governance arena.

Blood Diamond Croft

Author: Richard Rogers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514462400
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Blood Diamond Croft from the Author: Richard Rogers. The third book sees the background set in the beauty of the Caribbean and a number of countries in Africa. Opening where Lord Croft buys a new luxury cruiser in Jamaica and at the suggestion of Lady Jayne Claiborne, he is chartered by the South African lord Crowthorne and his son, who he has to rescue from Cuba after an illegal diamond transaction goes wrong before going to South Africa in search of blood diamonds. His life as a lothario continues; he fights off pirates and the Namibian mine security in a fight for his and his crew’s survival.

Films Shot In South Africa

Author: Source Wikipedia
ISBN: 9781230480022
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Films Shot In South Africa from the Author: Source Wikipedia. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 33. Chapters: District 9, Dhoom 2, Invictus, Blood Diamond, Death Race 2, Spud, Mr. Nobody, The Ghost and the Darkness, Dredd, Aitraaz, Natalee Holloway, Duma, Lost Boys: The Thirst, Catch a Fire, Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony, The Bone Snatcher, Animals Are Beautiful People, Prey, Bakgat, Darfur, Allan Quatermain and the Temple of Skulls, Tarzan and the Lost City, Boy called Twist, American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt, Boesman and Lena, Cape of Good Hope, Cry, the Beloved Country, Danger Zone, Bunny Chow, Big Fellas, Target of an Assassin, Sniper: Reloaded, Jonestown: Paradise Lost, The Hellions, Confessions of a Gambler. Excerpt: District 9 is a 2009 South African science fiction thriller film directed by Neill Blomkamp. It was written by Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, and produced by Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, and David James. The film won the 2010 Saturn Award for Best International Film presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and was nominated for four Academy Awards in 2010, including Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Visual Effects, and Best Editing. The story, adapted from Alive in Joburg, a 2005 short film directed by Blomkamp and produced by Sharlto Copley and Simon Hansen, pivots on the themes of xenophobia and social segregation. The title and premise of District 9 were inspired by events that took place in District Six, Cape Town during the apartheid era. The film was produced for $30 million and shot on location in Chiawelo, Soweto, presenting fictional interviews, news footage, and video from surveillance cameras in a part-mock documentary style format. A viral marketing campaign began in 2008, at the San Diego Comic-Con, while the theatrical trailer appeared in July 2009. Released...

The Blood Diamond

Author: John Creasey
Publisher: House of Stratus
ISBN: 0755134923
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The Blood Diamond from the Author: John Creasey. John Mannering (aka ‘The Baron’) had purchased the Adalgo diamond out of curiosity as it was known as the ‘Blood Diamond’, because violent death had overtaken previous owners. Soon after he was robbed, his wife kidnapped and a friend brutally murdered. Just what was the truth behind the legend and could Mannering solve the various mysteries?

Facets Of Power

Author: Saunders, Richard
Publisher: Weaver Press
ISBN: 1779222882
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Facets Of Power from the Author: Saunders, Richard. The diamond fields of Chiadzwa, among the world's largest sources of rough diamonds have been at the centre of struggles for power in Zimbabwe since their discovery in 2006. Against the backdrop of a turbulent political economy, control of Chiadzwa's diamonds was hotly contested. By 2007 a new case of 'blood diamonds' had emerged, in which the country's security forces engaged with informal miners and black market dealers in the exploitation of rough diamonds, violently disrupting local communities and looting a key national resource. The formalisation of diamond mining in 2010 introduced new forms of large-scale theft, displacement and rights abuses. Facets of Power is the first comprehensive account of the emergence, meaning and profound impact of Chiadzwa's diamonds. Drawing on new fieldwork and published sources, the contributors present a graphic and accessibly written narrative of corruption and greed, as well as resistance by those who have suffered at the hands of the mineral's secretive and violent beneficiaries. If the lessons of resistance have been mostly disheartening ones, they also point towards more effective strategies for managing public resources, and mounting democratic challenges to elites whose power is sustained by preying on them.

Framing Africa

Author: Nigel Eltringham
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782380744
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Framing Africa from the Author: Nigel Eltringham. The first decade of the 21st century has seen a proliferation of North American and European films that focus on African politics and society. While once the continent was the setting for narratives of heroic ascendancy over self (The African Queen, 1951; The Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1952), military odds (Zulu, 1964; Khartoum, 1966) and nature (Mogambo, 1953; Hatari!,1962; Born Free, 1966; The Last Safari, 1967), this new wave of films portrays a continent blighted by transnational corruption (The Constant Gardener, 2005), genocide (Hotel Rwanda, 2004; Shooting Dogs, 2006), 'failed states' (Black Hawk Down, 2001), illicit transnational commerce (Blood Diamond, 2006) and the unfulfilled promises of decolonization (The Last King of Scotland, 2006). Conversely, where once Apartheid South Africa was a brutal foil for the romance of East Africa (Cry Freedom, 1987; A Dry White Season, 1989), South Africa now serves as a redeemed contrast to the rest of the continent (Red Dust, 2004; Invictus, 2009). Writing from the perspective of long-term engagement with the contexts in which the films are set, anthropologists and historians reflect on these films and assess the contemporary place Africa holds in the North American and European cinematic imagination.

Max Hamby And The Blood Diamond

Author: Kathy Cyr
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Max Hamby And The Blood Diamond from the Author: Kathy Cyr. The first book in the children’s fantasy series - Max Hamby. Twelve-year-old Max Hamby lives a quiet life just outside of town in the small community of Pleasant Seas and that's just the way he likes it... until the day he crashes into an odd exhibit at the local museum. Strange things begin to happen and even stranger people want Max all to themselves. It begins with the disappearance of his mother and a mysterious text message that takes him to the edge of the Downs; a dark forest where no one dares to go. He'll need to get past his eccentric neighbor first, but she has her own plan and reveals more than he ever thought possible. These new discoveries take him to Merrihaven and a land filled with unbelievable creatures, magic and a longstanding battle for power. Someone has resurrected the Shadowstone to free the evil imprisoned inside. With the help of some unlikely allies, Max must summon the courage to find seven magical stones to save his mother before it's too late.