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France’s Camargue region and its herdsmen

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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

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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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2016-06-30 Brexit

Chaos at Westminster: UK's post-Brexit leadership battle (part 1)

On a day of surprises, Boris Johnson ruled himself out amid a post-Brexit scramble to lead both the ruling Conservatives and the opposition Labour party. There are now five...

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2016-06-30 Brexit

Chaos at Westminster: UK's post-Brexit leadership battle (part 2)

On a day of surprises, Boris Johnson ruled himself out amid a post-Brexit scramble to lead both the ruling Conservatives and the opposition Labour party. There are now five...

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2016-06-29 Islamic State (IS) group

Turkey targeted: Terror attack coincides with foreign policy pivot (part 2)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-29 Turkey

Turkey targeted: Islamic State group blamed for Istanbul attack (part 1)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-28 Brexit

The big breakup: The EU after Brexit

The continent is in a daze as European leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the terms of the British divorce. David Cameron meets his counterparts for two days of talks, however...

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