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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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