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Central African Republic: Diamonds and Civil War

The conflict in the Central African Republic could paralyse one of the country's main industries: diamond mining. Officially, the international agreement known as the Kimberley process has been put in place, meaning that no diamonds can be bought from a country at war. But unofficially, there are reports that fighters are still managing to smuggle out small precious stones to trade them and fund their fighting.

FRANCE 24’s Tatiana Mossot takes us from the heart of the mining industry in the East of the Central African Republic, to the sparkling jewelry stores of Europe.

By Tatiana MOSSOT , Sophie LAFARGUE

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2015-09-04 Hungary

Video: Alongside migrants near Hungary’s razor wire fence

Every day, hundreds of migrants set off on the so-called Balkan route, one of the busiest irregular passages to Europe. Although longer, but less dangerous than that across the...

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2015-08-27 Sahara

Meet the French troops hunting jihadists in Sahel

We take you inside "Operation Barkhane", France's anti-terrorist operation in Africa’s Sahel and Sahara.

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2015-08-21 Kenya

Kenya's Iten: Home of athletic champions

The small town of Iten in Kenya is a long distance runner’s paradise. Dozens of champions have trained in the town, situated at an altitude of 2,600 metres. It has become the...

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2015-08-14 Afghanistan

The Afghan interpreters left behind by the French army

At the end of 2014, the French army completely withdrew from Afghanistan. But it left behind its former Afghan interpreters who now live in fear of the Taliban, who accuse them...

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2015-07-21 Iran

Iran: How the nuclear deal was done

On July 14th, Iran and six world powers struck a deal that brought an end to over 12 years of bitter stalemate. Tehran, suspected by some nations of attempting to acquire an...

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