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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

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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2016-12-08 Brexit

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 1)

As the six-month anniversary of the Brexit vote nears, we still have no idea what's going to happen, nor what kind of Brexit Britain really wants. But while Britain's highest...

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2016-12-08 Brexit

Power to the People? Battle over Brexit and Parliamentary Democracy (part 2)

As the six-month anniversary of the Brexit vote nears, we still have no idea what's going to happen, nor what kind of Brexit Britain really wants. But while Britain's highest...

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2016-12-07 Asia-pacific

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 1)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-07 China

Taiwan on the line: Trump phone call alarms China (part 2)

A congratulatory phone call. Why not answer? What's the worst that can happen? Donald Trump answered the call from Taiwan's nationalist president, a first since Washington...

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2016-12-06 FRANCE 24

France 24 turns ten: How to cover a changing world (part 1)

On December 6th, 2006, we flicked the switch on France 24. Yes we have aged, but have we matured? That'll be for you to judge as we look back at the singular events that have...

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