December 19, 2014 Washington DC 7:51 AM


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VOA Exclusive: Diamonds and the Death of the Central African Republic

A man who gave his name as Sylvain said he was in charge of the anti-balaka militia in the region around Boda. Armed mainly with machetes, the militia groups now control the rich diamond mining areas in the southwest part of CAR. Sept. 18, 2004 (VOA/Bagassi Koura)

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A riveting multimedia report tells how the diamond trade fueled a cycle of poverty and violence in the Central African Republic. More

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