African Conflict Diamond as International Crime
In 2000, The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/55/56 on conflict diamond. This was on the background of research information which revealed that diamond was fueling conflict in most African nations. The resolution was aimed at rifting the relationship between conflict diamond and armed conflict. After years of acrimony from different organizations, the United Nations had recognized that conflict diamond were the backbone of prolonged conflict in most African conflict prone nations. However, United Nations did not criminalize diamond trade in Africa as a whole as it recognized positive contributions on development that has been made by legitimate diamonds.