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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

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Martin ZIGUELE

Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from 2001 to 2003

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2017-04-27 Donald Trump

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 1)

100 days on and Donald Trump has yet to fill his cabinet, yet to sign a major bill from the Republican-controlled Congress, and even to travel abroad. So what has he done? He's...

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2017-04-27 Donald Trump

The New Normal: Trump's first 100 days in office (part 2)

100 days on and Donald Trump has yet to fill his cabinet, yet to sign a major bill from the Republican-controlled Congress, and even to travel abroad. So what has he done? He's...

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 1)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-26 Emmanuel Macron

France's Undecided: Anti-Le Pen vote no longer a given (part 2)

It's the losers who will determine the winner in France's presidential race. There are various shades of endorsement between those saying they're ready to work with Macron, those...

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2017-04-25 Asia-pacific

Trump's best enemy? North Korea in Washington's crosshairs (part 1)

Warnings and threats out of Washington and Pyongyang have become daily occurrences under Donald Trump, to the point where it's easy to wonder if maybe it's all just hot air. Is...

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