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Latest update : 2014-06-09

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

Our guests

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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2015-09-01 Ukraine

Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 2)

Kiev reels from its worst day of violence since the February 2014 overthrow of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovich. As lawmakers debated on more autonomy for the separatist...

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2015-09-01 Ukraine

Ukraine's warmongers: Far-right blamed for Kiev grenade attack (part 1)

Kiev reels from its worst day of violence since the February 2014 overthrow of pro-Moscow president Viktor Yanukovich. As lawmakers debated on more autonomy for the separatist...

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2015-08-31 Calais

Europe's migrant crisis: Share the burden or shut the borders? (part 1)

France’s prime minister on Monday visited a migrant shelter in Calais. The city is perceived as a flashpoint in Europe’s migrant crisis, despite drawing a mere fraction of the...

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2015-08-31 Calais

Europe's migrant crisis: Share the burden or shut the borders? (part 2)

France’s prime minister on Monday visited a migrant shelter in Calais. The city is perceived as a flashpoint in Europe’s migrant crisis, despite drawing a mere fraction of the...

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2015-08-27 Lebanon

The 'You Stink' movement: Lebanon garbage crisis sparks new wave of protests (part 2)

A breakdown in garbage collection has sparked angry protests, the likes of which Lebanon rarely sees. Demonstrators are putting aside entrenched sectarian differences and voicing...

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