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Central Africa's Blood Diamonds: Precious Stones Flouting Embargoes and Fuelling Warfare

Diamonds are not the root cause of the ethnic and religious bloodshed in the Central African Republic... but precious stones are again fueling a civil war on the African continent. Two decades after Liberian warlord Charles Taylor decided to fund his rebellion with diamonds across the border in Sierra Leone, France 24 went to the Central African Republic's eastern mining region where, despite a ban on exports, digging continues with militias pocketing the earnings.

By François PICARD

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Alexander LERCHE

Journalist and former diamond prospecter

Julie OWONO

Internet Without Borders

Martin ZIGUELE

Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from 2001 to 2003

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2015-02-26 Internet

Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 2)

Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky takes the French capital by storm while officials spell out the objections of tax collectors, affordable housing advocates and hoteliers outraged...

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2015-02-26 Internet

Are Airbnb and Uber creating a 'black economy'? (part 1)

Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky takes the French capital by storm while officials spell out the objections of tax collectors, affordable housing advocates and hoteliers outraged...

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2015-02-25 banking

Swissleaks and the banks (part 2)

HSBC's CEO goes into a House of Commons hearing with the law on his side when it comes to the Swiss account he opened for bonus payments. But it's hard times for the world's...

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2015-02-25 banking

Swissleaks and the banks (part 1)

HSBC's CEO goes into a House of Commons hearing with the law on his side when it comes to the Swiss account he opened for bonus payments. But it's hard times for the world's...

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2015-02-24 anti-Semitism

France's Jews: How to tackle rising anti-Semitism? (part 2)

Last month's siege of a Paris kosher grocery store by a homegrown jihadist comes in the context of a doubling in anti-Semitic acts across France. Since then, there's been the...

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