During the Civil War in Sierra Leone (1991-2002), the diamond industry was controlled by rebels who forced captured enemies to look for diamonds under slave-like conditions. The diamond were then sold on the black market and the revenue paid for the rebel groups' warfare. The diamonds came to be called ”blood diamonds”. Now there is peace in Sierra Leone and the diamond industry is regulated and monitored by the government. The revenue from the diamonds is now used to build up the country again.

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