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In the DRC, diamonds are forever

In Eastern Kasai in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, miners dig constantly in search of diamonds. These precious stones are the backbone of the economy: the illicit trade in diamonds is rife, and previous political regimes were largely financed by them. As the DRC’s elections approach, France 24 takes you behind the scenes of the diamond industry.

By Nick Kotch , Caroline DUMAY

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2014-11-28 Lebanon

Lebanon's Shebaa, a village caught in the crossfire

It’s just another small Sunni village in southern Lebanon. But Shebaa, a Hezbollah stronghold on the crossroads of Israel and Syria, is now a flashpoint in a spreading war. With...

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2014-11-21 National Front party (France)

France’s National Front in the spotlight

With the National Front on the rise in France, our reporters returned to three towns where the far-right party’s mayoral candidates won the most recent local elections.

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2014-11-14 Somalia

Somaliland: A would-be nation state

In the eyes of the international community, Somaliland is an autonomous region in Somalia, on the Horn of Africa. But most of its 3.5 million inhabitants do not consider the...

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2014-11-07 Liberia

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Liberia is one of the countries most affected by the outbreak of Ebola, along with Sierra Leone and Guinea.

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2014-10-31 Mexico

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It’s one of the most porous borders in the world. Each month, abetted by smugglers working with drug cartels, thousands of Hispanic immigrants try to cross the frontier between...

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