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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

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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2018-01-18 Americas

A whole new world: Trump anniversary special

He promised to put America first. On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, FRANCE 24 takes you to Washington and around the world to gauge US might and influence,...

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2018-01-18 Europe

'Entente cordiale', but at what cost on the road to Brexit?

Emmanuel Macron has over 50 million reasons to be cheerful after his meeting with Theresa May this Thursday. The Franco-British Summit at the Sandhurst military school in eastern...

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2018-01-17 Europe

Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

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2018-01-15 Africa

Tunisia's revolutionary fire: Fresh protests, seven years after Arab Spring

It's been seven years since the uprising that saw a wind of change blow across North Africa. The Arab Spring began with the exit of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia. Nine...

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