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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

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Martin ZIGUELE

Prime Minister of the Central African Republic from 2001 to 2003

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2014-12-24 culture

The Future of the Book

Will struggling writers struggle even more in the digital age? Many authors and bookstore owners fret over Amazon's power over the publishing industry. François Picard's panel...

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2014-12-24 culture

The Future of the Book (part 2)

Will struggling writers struggle even more in the digital age? Many authors and bookstore owners fret over Amazon's power over the publishing industry. François Picard's panel...

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2014-12-23 Catholic Church

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart (part 2)

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-23 Pope

Pope's Scathing Tidings: Pontiff Blasts 'Illnesses' at Vatican's Heart

The Pope has taken on the cardinals. In his annual Christmas address, Pope Francis took high-ranking clergy to task, telling them, in essence, that they weren't spiritual enough....

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2014-12-22 Sony

Hollywood Hacked: What are the Consequences of the Sonyleak?

What started as leaked celebrity gossip has now turned into a major global security issue. South Korea's nuclear power plant operator has been conducting cyberattack drills after...

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