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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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2016-09-27 Hillary Clinton

Who won? The impact of first Clinton-Trump debate (part 1)

How will the chips fall? 80 million Americans tuned in live for Monday's first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The encounter delivered the promised...

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2016-09-27 Debate

Who won? The impact of first Clinton-Trump debate (part 2)

How will the chips fall? 80 million Americans tuned in live for Monday's first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The encounter delivered the promised...

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2016-09-26 guerrilla

Peace at last? Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic agreement (part 1)

They've come from the four corners of the globe to see them sign on the dotted line. Colombia's government and the FARC rebellion are set to end the continent's longest-running...

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2016-09-26 Colombia

Peace at last? Colombia, FARC rebels sign historic agreement (part 2)

They've come from the four corners of the globe to see them sign on the dotted line. Colombia's government and the FARC rebellion are set to end the continent's longest-running...

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2016-09-22 Nicolas Maduro

Immovable Maduro: How to fix Venezuela? (part 2)

Is the recall referendum against Venezuela's president still worth it? The electoral commission is making sure the vote can only take place next year, which means there will be...

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