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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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2014-10-21 crime

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime? (part 2)

A five-year sentence; at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a trial that...

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2014-10-21 Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius sentenced: Does the punishment fit the crime?

A five-year sentence - he'll spend at least eight months behind bars before early release. South African paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced in Pretoria after a...

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2014-10-20 Barack Obama

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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2014-10-20 Syria

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

On Sunday, the Pentagon announced weapons and medical deliveries to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town of Kobani. The following day, Turkey's foreign minister announced...

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2014-10-16 Ebola

Ebola - The spread of fear: Anxiety grows as Africa struggles to contain disease (part 2)

All hands are on deck to stop Ebola at the border. Following similar decisions by the US and Britain, France has announced airport screening for passengers coming from...

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