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Thursday 13th July 2017

Is Diamond Production Always Related to Corruption and Slavery?

For many years the production of diamonds in the world has been associated to corruption and slavery. This is no longer the case thanks to the Kimberley process.

Many people also think that diamonds only come from African countries that struggle against political conflicts and economic issues. Actually, these stones are found all over the world, on almost every continent. Moreover, it is important to know that the main diamond producing countries are democratic ones. Among these, Australia, with its famous Argyle mine, Russia, which is the first producing country in terms of volume, Canada, with the Ekati mine, and Botswana, which is the first diamond producing country in Africa, ahead of South Africa and Lesotho, that are other famous diamonds producers in the south of the continent.

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