Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade by Ian Smillie
English | PDF | 2010 | 252 Pages | ISBN : 0857289632 | 1.49 MB
Africa’s diamond wars took four million lives. ‘Blood on the Stone’ tells the story of how diamonds came to be so dangerous, describing the great diamond cartel and a dangerous pipeline leading from war-torn Africa to the glittering showrooms of Paris, London and New York. It describes the campaign that forced an industry and more than 50 governments to create a global control mechanism, and it provides a sobering prognosis on its future.