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Blood gold flows illegally from Central African Republic

Seleka rebel group controls swathes of territory in gold and diamond-producing regions


FREDDY Bonjour, covered in yellow dust from head to toe, stands exhausted after a day using his bare hands and a shovel to dig for gold in eastern Central African Republic.

Like his fellow diggers, Mr Bonjour said that his life, and work, were better before war erupted in...

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