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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

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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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2014-11-27 colonialism

Hollande and Africa: French president speaks to France 24

On the eve of his trip to Ebola-stricken Guinea and the weekend summit of Francophone nations in Senegal, Hollande speaks to France 24, RFI and TV5 about home-grown jihadists,...

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2014-11-26 Christians

The Pope's wake-up call: How to kickstart 'haggard' Europe (part 2)

On his arrival in Strasbourg the Pope received a rousing welcome... before proceeding to roast the EU. Pope Francis used the opportunity to draw attention to rising nationalism...

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2014-11-26 Pope Francis

The Pope's wake-up call: How to kickstart 'haggard' Europe

On his arrival in Strasbourg the Pope received a rousing welcome... before proceeding to roast the EU. Pope Francis used the opportunity to draw attention to rising nationalism...

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2014-11-25 Barack Obama

After Ferguson: What's broken in America?

It was a predictable decision followed by a predictable reaction. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri greeted the grand jury's refusal to issue an indictment against the police officer...

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2014-11-25 Barack Obama

After Ferguson: What's broken in America? (part 2)

It was a predictable decision followed by a predictable reaction. Riots in Ferguson, Missouri greeted the grand jury's refusal to issue an indictment against the police officer...

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