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This is a movie about diamond mining in Sierra Leone. Since the brutal civil war the Sierra Leone diamond industry is known as the source for the so called "Blood Diamonds". Diamonds that were mined under forced condition and traded on the illegal markets to purchase weapons. More than 10 years after the war, entrepreneurs rehabilitating the mining sector; for more traceability and fair prices paid to the miners. For more infos check out the upcoming homepage: www.smc-sl.com
Alluvial diamond mining remains the major source of Sierra Leone’s hard currency earnings accounting for nearly half of the country’s exports. Sierra Leone is renowned for the quality of its diamonds and for the recovery of some spectacularly large stones of very high value from its alluvial deposits.
From the diamond mine to your finger the history starts with you.
This footage is shot in colour. Sierra Leone. Various shots of the black men shovelling earth and sieving water looking for diamonds. Several good shots of the men smiling into camera. Several close up shots of the men looking though sand to find a small diamond. Close up shot of a small diamond on the man's palm. Close up shot of the diamond between man's fingers. More shots of the men and very young boys looking for diamonds in water. Various shots of the men bringing their finds to a small office where a man inspects and sorts diamonds. Various close up shots of the men trading in diamonds. More shots of the people working in diamond mine. Various air shots of the river and surrounding area where diamonds are likely to be found. Date found in the old record - 01/05/1961. FILM ...
Alluvial diamond mining is a big business in the west-african country of Sierra Leone. Want to have diamond or other mining equipment and spares? For more information: email@example.com / +27 11 472 0460 Those precious stone miners do not have a lot of equipment. Used mining equipment can help them. Some mining equipment components are manufactured in South Africa. Refurbishing second hand mining equipment for Sierra Leone and any other African country.
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English/Nat XFA Secretary-General Kofi Annan has hinted that the hostage-taking by Sierra Leone's Revolutionary United Front (R-U-F) could cost leader Foday Sankoh his ministerial post. He said the rebels must not be allowed to exploit the country's diamonds. Bo, a town partially sieged by rebel forces, is one of Sierra Leone's major diamond centres. Meanwhile, a group of R-U-F rebels have been arrested for allegedly tying to steal one of the United Nation's vehicles. Bo, Sierra Leone's second biggest city is a government stronghold. It's also a major diamond centre. And it's these diamonds which have fueled a decade of brutal civil war, which has claimed 75-thousand lives. The Revolutionary United Front (R-U-F) controls most of the mines in western Sierra Leone. ...
This video was shot in Sierra Leone's Kono diamond mining district. Infamous for the devastating effects of the civil war and the RUF's operation to mine diamonds. These diamonds, now popularly known as blood diamonds, were mined using forced labor and sold into the global diamond market. Profits were used to fuel the war. Today the diamond mines are officially "re-opened." However, the disparity between the internationally controlled mechanized diamond mine across town and this one where men purchase permission to mine from the government using only manuel labor is stark and unjust. To date there has been no investment in the working conditions of these mines for Sierra Leonins. While many of these men struggle to make ends meet the mining for diamonds creates a casino economy effect an...
A Christian pastor working in a Sierra Leone mine has found a 706-carat diamond, which could be the tenth largest ever found. The precious stone was found by Emmanuel Momoh, who was working in the Kono region, in the east of the country. It will be sold in Sierra Leone in a 'transparent' bidding process to benefit the country, according to a government statement. It read: 'A 706-carat diamond was presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma yesterday evening. 'Receiving the diamond President Koroma thanked the chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country.' Diamond expert Paul Zimnisky said it could be 'between the 10th and 15th largest gem-diamonds ever recovered' and such a find is very rare in a small mine. He said: 'Most recent exceptional diamond discov...
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The people of Koidu, once Sierra Leone's "blood diamond" mining capital, are awaiting former Liberian president Charles Taylor's sentencing at a UN-backed court. The gems mined there are now free from the taint of conflict but their dwindling supply has brought mixed blessings. Duration: 02:36
This video promote the expansion of the Sierra Leone Irion ore. Sierra Leone has open it market and resources to investors for investment. Africa Mineral is one of the company investing in Sierra Leone. This video feature Africa Miniral at work in the Tonkolili District.
We continue our special series on Sierra Leone. The country has rich resources, but all too often that's led to conflict -- especially when it comes to diamonds. Now that the Ebola crisis is over, CCTV's Kathryn Omwandho takes a closer look at other legacies the country needs to overcome.