blood diamond


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blood diamond

n.
A diamond that has been mined in an area undergoing a civil war or other internal conflict, the profits of which help finance the war or conflict. Also called conflict diamond.

blood diamond

n
a diamond sold to help finance a military campaign. Also called: conflict diamond
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Jack Door is an escape artist who broke out of prison to reclaim a royal blood diamond he'd stolen years earlier.
Fischler described the KP's efforts to reduce blood diamond trade as "remarkable", but added, "That's not to say that everything cannot be made better and more efficient.
Blood Diamond. Diamonds have fuelled considerable conflict and violence in many African countries, including Sierra Leone.
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The 2006 Leonardo DiCaprio thriller Blood Diamond (1) brought the issue of conflict diamonds (2) to the awareness of the general public.
Making points without preaching, it's punchier than Leonardo DiCaprio's Blood Diamond. (Cert 15, 2007)
Since the Hollywood film 'Blood Diamond' (2006), everyone seems to accept that unquestioningly.
During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 'The Wolf of Wall Street' star recalled that he had a huge fear of sharks, and when he did 'Blood Diamond' in 2006, he actually got stuck in a cage with a gigantic great white, the Mirror reported.
American lawmakers' efforts to eliminate them from the supply must have had a tremendous impact on total blood diamond revenue.
He begins with an overview of the country's history and the role of diamonds in its development and then presents chapters examining debates over the causes of the 1991-2002 civil war, including the role of private security firms hired to protect diamond concessions, and the perspectives of diamond workers and social organizations working on "blood diamond" initiatives following the civil war.
Harewood, who grew up in Small Heath, chatted happily with invited guests, fans and customers after receiving his star from Birmingham Lord Mayor Coun Mike Leddy, before a special screening of Blood Diamond, the ground-breaking film in which he appears alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
Ethical investors may want to do their research first, to avoid inadvertently financing poor labour conditions and the infamous blood diamond trade.