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09-05-2004
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finally, she came to her senses, glad she keeps her ethics in focus
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Somalian model Iman is reported to have abruptly ended her contract with the diamond giant De Beers over a conflict of ethics.
Concerns that the corporation is exploiting the rights of the Bushmen of Botswana have prompted Iman, wife of singer David Bowie, to step down, the human rights organisation Survival International said yesterday.

The model, who showcased jewellery at the Cannes Film Festival last year at the diamond company's annual party, will not be travelling with them this year.

De Beers controls Botswana's diamond mining through a joint venture with the government. The company's desire to have full claims to the deposits under the Bushmen's land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve has led to the government decision to evict the Bushmen from their ancestral land, according to charges by Bushman organisations and human rights groups.

Iman criticised the forced relocations of the Bushmen in an interview last month. 'It was clear that the Bushmen were being destroyed - you take people from their element and you end up with Aids, drugs and alcohol in the guise of advancement,' she said.

Iman's spokesman at her cosmetics company in New York declined to comment on the Survival International announcement.



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09-05-2004
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Good for her! She deserves a big round of applause!

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Originally posted by oanadobre@May 9th, 2004 - 4:55 am
Good for her! She deserves a big round of applause!
I second that

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09-05-2004
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De Beers -bad
Iman -good

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Hooray for Iman! yay!!!

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You gotta love Iman

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TRUE TO DAT!tHE DIAMOND TRADE IS VERY........DIRTY AND DANGEROUS ESPECIALLY HERE IN AFRICA!

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DeBeers isn't known for fair and balanced trade practices, they're known for holding the world diamond market hostage for over a century. If more people knew what went into diamond mining, perhaps the market would be a bit different. Good for Iman for taking such a stance, even though she stands to lose money.

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So now it's the fault of the groups that can exploit instead the indigenous that would have absolutely nothing were it not for the exploitative groups? Market forces. I like Iman and all but she's certainly not taking a stand against getting paid for the Tommy Hilfiger campaign which "exploits" Asian-under-paid laborers, is she?

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24-09-2005
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Iman
Iman is one of the most gorgeous woman ever in my opinion.

Does anyone have more pics of her, particularly back in her heyday?

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Ő love Iman sheīs so graceful and beautiful.Great pics sepia!!!

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25-09-2005
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She still looks fabulous after having her daughter, too

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Some pics of this lovely lady!!!

source: ebay
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She really is incredibly beautiful and equally elegant

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