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Blood Diamond - timeline
Future diamond-smuggler Danny Archer is born. (Rhodesia)
Maddy Bowen's father returns from the Vietnam War.
Danny Archer's father is decapitated in a civil war.
Danny Archer is sent to South Africa from Zimbabwe.
Danny Archer first meets (future Colonel) Coetzee. (South Africa)
Apartheid ends. (South Africa)
Danny Archer tries to find a large diamond buried by Solomon Vandy, who is looking for his brainwashed son Dia. (Sierra Leone)
Solomon Vandy testifies his story of diamond industry corruption amid civil war in Sierra Leone. (Kimberley, South Africa)
The Kimberley Process ensures the diamond industry only uses conflict-free diamonds. (South Africa)