Diamonds are carbon products that are used for two main purposes. They are an ornamental jewel which is globally accepted as a precious stone, used as gifts or as a symbol of love. Industrial jewels are used in industries to make drills and other industrial equipment. Diamonds are also used as investments where, stockbrokers would substitute their money for the diamond with the idea that the prices of diamonds do not fall (Documentary Tube, 2015). Blood diamonds refer to diamonds that are extracted by rebel forces that are opposed to internationally recognized governments. The rebel forces use revenue generated from the diamonds to finance their activities. In their extraction, a lot of human rights violations are carried out including slavery, forced labor and cases of rape.
During the 20th century, approximately 174 million people have been killed by the government only and mostly by the communist governments (Dominic & Abimbola, 39). The figures are quite shocking. This clearly depicts that governments exploits the innocent people and incite them to stand against their brothers and sisters. The same story happened in Rwanda in 1994. According to the UN reports, 75% of the Tutsi population was exterminated in the genocide. It was the President Habyarimania’s government, who planned this genocide, a long time before to retain their political power. The magnitude of the genocide was so intense that on the very first day 30,000 people were massacred in Kigali only, a rate five times faster than the Holocaust. To
From this study, we realize that Ghana has had a long standing history of gold production, dating back to the colonial era: The economy continues to be a dominant gold producer in Africa and the world. Further, gold production has contributed significantly towards the development of the economy of Ghana; providing the much needed foreign exchange earnings; as well as jobs and incomes for the citizenry. The librazilization of gold production in 1989 following the Economic Recovery Program (ERP) in 1983 allowed the operation of small scale gold mining. Small scale gold production has led to increase in gold production and export, however, liberalization, gold export and the existence of small scale
The legacy of colonization in the African country of Congo has been incredibly devastating. Both the people and the economy were dealt a low blow by King Leopold of Belgium’s invidious, violent regime from 1885-1908. Leopold’s soldiers committed acts so barbaric towards the Congolese that Europeans did not believe the reports of it at first. Following his rule, the actual Belgian government reluctantly took over the Congo. Congo finally gained independence in the early 1960s. The country’s distressing past caused multiple fractures in the Congo’s social hierarchy and economy. In the short term, women in Congo lost much of their power - both economic and social. However, a lasting repercussion of Leopold’s rule has been the substantial poverty evident in the country.
Sierra Leone is a petite country located on the west coast of Africa. Sierra Leone is bordered by Guinea, Liberia, and the Atlantic Ocean. The most common language here is Kiro; it is a mix of English and a variety of African languages. Sierra Leone has multiple large resources like diamonds, chromite, and rutile. Also Sierra Leone was home to a bloody and costly civil war. The civil war in Sierra Leone began on March 23, 1991 and lasted until January 18, 2002. The Revolutionary United Front (RUF) decided it was time to try and overthrow Joseph Momoh, and with the help of Charles Taylor’s National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) it was made possible. By the time the war was finished, over fifty thousand people had lost their lives and countless
Do you know what Imperialism means? Imperialism means when a nation takes over other countries and turns them into colonies. Imperialism changed many countries in Africa. Some examples include Egypt, Algeria, Namibia, and South Africa. Africans started Europeans colonization because Europeans, though they were racially superior. Also, the Europeans colonized Africans because The Africans had the best natural resources. During the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th century, Europeans affected the Africans lives in tremendous ways. Africans viewed European nations as monsters. Europeans colonization caused many Africans to be against imperialist European Nations. The Europeans believed it was their divine right to rule the Africans
Matthew Hart begins the novel in May 1999. A few small-scale miners, known as garimpeiros, were working in the Abaete River in Brazil and come across a very rare, expensive, large pink diamond. It ended up getting a lot of attention from the diamond industry and a lot of companies, such as the Black Swan, wanted to take part in its incredible value and worth. Diamonds existed far longer than the earth was made. Even though the earth and the universe are abundant in diamonds they are extremely hard to find. In the past there was a time when diamonds were found in great numbers and men struggled to harness all of them. This was known as the middle empire. In South Africa Hart says “luck, science, and the imperial ideal” is what drove men out to seek such riches. Diamond pipes were discovered around the end of the
All around the world there are young girls, that are ripped away from their education,to be brides. It starts from the parents decisions to set up the marriage, but the young girls have no choice on it they must always obey. As a result occurs because of cultural practices, poverty and lack of education of both parents and the young. The three most popular areas are Niger, India, and Central African Republic, it continues because these adolescent girls believe they don 't have a voice then begin to feel unimportant. This major issue happens in places all around the world and students and children need help from lawmakers and schools to keep, parents to encourage these kids to stay on the “right path to success.”
Africa In World Politics: Engaging a Changing Global Order by John Harbenson and Donald Rothchild gives an analysis of how Africa has changed from being a European ruled colonial nation to a nation that it creating a name for itself in the global sphere. Beginning with Africa’s politics during the colonial era through the present. The book provides not only details about Africa but also how the changing world has affected African politics. The main focus of this book is to show the growth Africa has had since its time of colonization. Africa has grown as the world has changed although it has had to deal with internal conflicts and demands for political change due to its authoritarian regimes.
To initiate, the implementation of gender equality laws will help conclude unequal treatment towards women and create opportunities for women to refuse unsafe work and treatments. Also, without the right to make individual choices for body, women 's prosperity, well-being, and potential in society are restricted and gender inequality is therefore perpetuated. According to the academic article, Sexual Health’s Women’s Rights, “120 million girls worldwide have experienced forced intercourse” (Ngcuka) activities against their own individual soul. Many women are suffering from forced physical and sexual violence because of the limited laws and regulations that allow women to refuse unsafe treatments and practices. According to reports, the “ 32
In Canada, many people understand marriage to be a legal union between a couple that formally recognizes their true love for each other. In other parts of the world, different cultures practice arranged marriages planned by the family or guardians of the bride and groom. Without a doubt, there are successful long-lasting love stories derived from arranged marriages. However, the whole process of an arranged marriage can have negative social implications. In my opinion, I believe that arranged marriages are wrong and should no longer be acceptable across the globe. The system dehumanizes individuals when deciding for both parties as well as violating woman’s rights. They often result in a misjudgment of character as a product of the extremely rushed processed. Also, a lack of true love and compatibility between the couple can lead to a miserable marriage.
Globalization has indeed impacted human rights worldwide; however as to whether the impact is negative or positive depends on which part of the world one finds him/herself. “Human Right” by definition “is the right which is believed to belong to every person”. The central idea of globalization is for businesses to develop international influence and operate on an international scale.
The global Diamond Trade is a massive industry that affects various countries and continents all around the globe, both positively and negatively. Diamonds are minerals that are found and mined in some of the oldest and hardest continents and areas on Earth such as Africa, Asia and South America. Patterns of the global diamond trade have changed over time due to the different discoveries of diamonds in different countries. The first major pattern of diamonds and ‘the world's first diamonds’ appeared in India as long ago as over 800 B.C, where they were found and extracted from riverbeads. The Indian diamonds were then traded all over Europe most famously with the Ancient Romans. Up until 1726 India was the only area in the world where diamonds