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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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2014-07-30 refugees

Iraq's Christians - Nowhere to Run? (part 2)

The world's been getting distressing tales of slaughter and destruction from Iraq in recent weeks. This time it is one of the world's oldest Christian communities that's being...

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2014-07-30 Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS)

Iraq's Christians - Nowhere to Run?

The world's been getting distressing tales of slaughter and destruction from Iraq in recent weeks. This time it is one of the world's oldest Christian communities that's being...

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2014-07-29 Ukraine

Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions? (part 2)

Is the European Union ready to put its money where its mouth is? EU leaders have been preparing sanctions on entire sectors of the Russian economy - everything from energy to...

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2014-07-29 Russia

Europe's Plan for Putin: Will Russian Leader Bend After New Sanctions?

Is the European Union ready to put its money where its mouth is? EU leaders have been preparing sanctions on entire sectors of the Russian economy - everything from energy to...

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2014-07-28 Ukraine

Too Late for Sanctions? Pressure Mounts on Russia over Ukraine (part 2)

Those who wondered if the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over separatist-held east Ukraine would oblige all sides to pause and take stock have their answer. Ten days on,...

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