Diamonds Aren’t Always Forever: Africa Takes A Narrow View Of ‘Blood Diamonds’, And NGOs Long Walked Away In Disgust

Some African states resisted the demand for a wider definition of “conflict diamonds” to include government violence. They even suspected it was part a “regime change” agenda.

From The Frying Pan Into The Fire: Long-Suffering Central African Republic Risks Return To Civil War

More than 1.1 million people have been displaced in the central African nation, the “highest level ever”, as UN peacekeeping force hit by new controversy over sex abuses cases.

Notorious Rebel Kony Outlasts His Ugandan And American Hunters, But Hides: Frustration And Fear Set In

“The LRA is disarray…Kony is growing old and losing the grip on the soldiers”. They will not attack security forces, but remain a menace to civilians.

Raped, Injected With Poison, Entire Family Murdered: One Woman’s Story In Central African Republic

“They took me to the bush, where I stayed for almost two weeks with my hands tied behind my back. Every day, they raped and brutalised us”

Last Year There Was Great Hope For This Central African Nation, But Today 41,000 Still Displaced. What‘s Gone Wrong?

The Christian-vs-Muslim dynamic has changed to intra-Muslim fighting along ethnic lines, and government control is restricted to the capital.