Tag: Central African Republic

Profiteers selling ‘conflict diamonds’ from Central African Republic, despite ban

Profiteers selling ‘conflict diamonds’ from Central African Republic, despite ban

| March 24, 2015 | 1 Reply

(GIN)–Since a coup d’etat and an extremely bloody aftermath, not much has improved in the Central African Republic and that suits the black market diamond merchants just fine. With news cameras turned away, their trade in “conflict diamonds” is proceeding at a gallop, despite a global ban. The diamond-trading ban was imposed by the Kimberley […]

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Leaders clamp down as elections near in 10 countries

Leaders clamp down as elections near in 10 countries

| January 28, 2015

(GIN)–It’s election time in nearly a dozen African countries and the wish of some leaders to fiddle with the constitution and have a forbidden third term in office is sending tremors through the fragile states involved. Ten elections are coming up this year–among them Nigeria, Burundi, Togo, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of […]

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Catherine Samba-Panza to lead embattled CAR

Catherine Samba-Panza to lead embattled CAR

| January 31, 2014

The Central African Republic tapped Catherine Samba-Panza to be the country’s interim president and first woman to hold the post on Jan. 20.

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