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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

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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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2016-05-26 Barack Obama

Obama in Japan: Competing world visions at G7 summit (part 2)

At the G7 summit in Japan both past and future are looming large as Barack Obama started his visit with a tour of an ancient shrine with his host Shinzo Abe. The Japanese prime...

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2016-05-26 Barack Obama

Obama in Japan: Will his final G7 mark end of an era? (part 1)

At the G7 summit in Japan both past and future are looming large as Barack Obama started his visit with a tour of an ancient shrine with his host Shinzo Abe. The Japanese prime...

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2016-05-25 Google

Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (part 1)

On Tuesday morning, over 100 tax inspectors raided the headquarters of Google in France. They want 1.6 billion euros in back taxes and to prove that Google France is not a quiet...

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2016-05-25 France

Google searched: French tax authorities raid US tech giant (part 2)

On Tuesday morning, over 100 tax inspectors raided the headquarters of Google in France. They want 1.6 billion euros in back taxes and to prove that Google France is not a quiet...

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2016-05-24 Barack Obama

Obama in Vietnam: Just how close can Washington and Hanoi become? (part 1)

Four decades after the fall of Saigon, has Vietnam become Washington's new ally in Asia? The US president announced the end of an arms embargo in place since the end of the...

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