TITLE

Red Diamonds

AUTHOR(S)
FARINEAU, KATIE
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Harvard International Review;Summer2013, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p28
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reviews the involvement of the Chinese in the booming economy of diamond mining in Zimbabwe. A relationship with the government of China was forged by Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe in exchange for a new 98 million U.S. dollar military academy. In return, Zibabwe must repay China with massive shipments of diamonds over the course of 10 years. Testaments to Chinese abuse in the Marange Diamond fields of Anjin Investments have surfaced. Miners were dismissed for striking to raise the minimum wage, while other claimed to have been sodomized by Chinese managers. Concerns are raised about the influence of Chinese overlord to local citizens on elections and Zimbabweans living in a state of fear.
ACCESSION #
87979389

 

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