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.
Journalist and former diamond prospecter
Internet Without Borders
Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from 2001 to 2003