Furthermore, unlike western nations, African countries do not offer free education. Many children are forced to work because their families cannot afford education, and even those who can, might end up in poorly equipped schools. However, in countries participating in the diamond trade, the revenues from this industry has helped fund education. Lastly, diamonds have funded, and continue to fund, public healthcare in
The diamond industry is essential for African countries because maximizing natural resources, providing good education and healthcare is necessary for a better African future.