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Latest update : 2014-06-09

Central Africa's Blood Diamonds: Precious Stones Flouting Embargoes and Fuelling Warfare (part 2)

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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2014-11-20 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Al-Sisi's Egypt: Is the crackdown justified? (part 2)

In a wide-ranging interview with France 24, Egypt's president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the bloodbath that followed the overthrow of his...

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2014-11-20 Egypt

Al-Sisi's Egypt: Is the crackdown justified?

In a wide-ranging interview with France 24, Egypt's president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the bloodbath that followed the overthrow of his...

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2014-11-19 2014 FIFA World Cup

Foul play in football: How to police the beautiful game?

Time now for another installment of FIFA madness. The world football governing body has announced that it's passed on information to Swiss prosecutors regarding suspicious...

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2014-11-19 2014 FIFA World Cup

Foul play in football: How to police the beautiful game? (part 2)

Time now for another installment of FIFA madness. The world football governing body has announced that it's passed on information to Swiss prosecutors regarding suspicious...

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2014-11-18 Israeli politics

The problem with Jerusalem: Israel to respond with 'heavy hand' to synagogue attack

They used meat cleavers and a gun. Two Palestinian militants were gunned down in a shootout with police after Jerusalem's deadliest attack in years. The attack on a synagogue...

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