Blood Diamonds and Religious War In The Central African Republic



good news young he'll be writing to jumuchi keiki unplugging DJ energy because you are a kanga quite fittingly tombola imposition banal from well miss your mom Shanthi leta fo is on trafficking since early 2013 the Central African Republic has been torn apart by sectarian conflict in March of 2013 the Celica a mostly Muslim coalition of rebels overthrew a corrupt government they swept across the majority Christian country bringing it close to an ER mostly Christian fighting group known as the anti-balaka started fighting back in December 2013 vice news was there to witness a major turning point in the conflict anti-balaka attacked Muslim civilians for their perceived support of the Celica thousands of Muslims fled the Central African Republic is located right in the heart of Africa and it's one of the poorest countries in the world but it's rich in natural resources including gold and diamonds and many want to stake in it vice news travel to the mines in the heart of the country to see how the fight over natural resources is playing out in one of the world's most volatile conflicts we're on the road to bow down it's where a lot of the diamond mines are located about six hours from the capital home in the west of the Central African Republic anti-balaka have taken control of many of the key gold and diamond rich areas nearly all of the Muslims have been forced out but Christians remain Yami's Ilima over 10a a pop lazio coppa a plat Ashanti Sakai rich terrile agua la de dee deee daaah zaggy Tonga so due to the conflict the official mining industry has collapsed but a lot of the gold and diamonds are still smuggled out from across the country and according to the United Nations both silica and the anti-balaka militias are taking a cut it's it's being played out as an internal political problem at the end of the day it's actually just in my opinion just control over Gold Fields and concessions there is serious money to be made in this country and that has to be seen as one of the key drivers so where did that money go I think it goes where it went when was easy was president when si was president before him it goes into the pockets it's certainly where it doesn't go as it certainly doesn't benefit the people of the Central African Republic fighting over mines has created religious tensions where there were none before prior to the conflict many mines were controlled by Muslim traders these merchants have either fled or they're being blocked from working in the mines i'ma do youma is bodas head Imam he explained to us how the fighting his impact of the Muslim community well I did jumuchi geeky I'm fluffy DJ energy he because you are a kanga quite fit eating a little moolah ug7 benefit up it'd be difficult eating cocoa break it not a cop if I double the Peter Campbell Andy I can a mulatto people you know constantly I will commune historically we have seen Muslims being involved with a lot of the mining so there were the middlemen they they have extensive trade networks in central Africa and in West Africa and now we've seen with the rise of the anti-balaka which is mainly a Christian movement have literally kicked out I think more than 90 percent of the Muslims voters Muslims say they've coexisted with others in this region for more than a century now they say they'll be killed if they leave their neighborhood many have horrific stories of being attacked Yusef o Musa was captured by anti-balaka with his brother he managed to escape his friend told us the story Humber's in-law here is your to something Travie element DM Nami voila laser in montréal a junkie off a set of a season son Cesar Faison pilatus Gilliland toroidal Alondra building six eggs or a lovely holiday with no the animation so ago Sinatra easy device maybe it alone and a ischium answer a Silicon Valley realistic in the center of boda is a no-man's land that divides Muslim and Christian neighborhoods it used to be the town central market but all of the shops have been destroyed in the fighting between both sides at dusk kids from the Muslim side come out into the streets and what looks like an effort to instigate a fight with the other side the new Islam healthy neppy tubular battle irritable Mariana bobbies and Ali Baba right okay Bobby initially pretty appreciative public mm-hmm wanna publish a new project new saloons or member of another many in the Christian neighborhood say they've been attacked to botas Christians used to work with Muslims together in the nearby diamond mines now the Christians have taken total control over these areas who shot you by Drupada is on trafficking when is your mom shantia lolita your phone this is us on traffic in Abuja they're in Minamisoma miss mcfinnegan see the feather park the casket become is no games over the truth can bear poop a possession empire mismo yo prepare Lorraine Demi's emo mask a motion epidermis Medusa sake run away to the diamond mines outside of voda it takes about an hour and a half on these motorcycle taxis to get there this part of the Central African Republic is really really underdeveloped it's all there is there are no roads in sight anywhere near here before the recent fighting 70% of the country's population lived below the poverty line according to the United Nations that number has now dramatically increased some are left to rely on traditional foods like termites and sparrows to feed their families The Situation's so bad access to mines has become even more essential to evacuate a Monica tried on a timer like chief organic on the moon we go Department of insane HT Prasad beaucoup put it G spot that I'm by me if it knots a property for me and let me go see the show continue do you Ramiz army undeveloped economies are Apollinaris arezzo a Lebanon G g-sharp Anala detective – Ronnie fu cha Mon Ami Qin Allah Allah Allah another Ilah binax on duty no put them up when we Penelope what a joke over me today they proceeded to be disaster Sonny mr. Roubini eaten a zoo so lovato ghee John Madden Solomon been turning up and said I'm not working even when I'm letting Jupiter Guinea they cannot touch me matter papa before the conflict the sale of gold and diamonds was a key source of revenue for the government but in 2013 Central African Republic was kicked out of the Kimberley Process the international agreement that tries to prevent the sale of blood diamonds so the country can no longer legally export them in September of 2014 the African Union's peacekeeping mission here ended and a new United Nations led mission was launched their job is to protect civilians and support the interim government under the presidency of Catherine Samba Panza peacekeeping officials say a top priority of the UN mission is to reclaim control over the mines so the government has access to cash well we're dealing with a government that's extremely poor that is that can't pay civil servants can't do infrastructure development can't invest in hospitals and schools and rebuild the country mining activities used to account for roughly 40 percent of revenue for the state and it is a crucial sector to get restarted and to get cleaned up so we have some legitimate finance coming into the country the Central African Republic lies in a fragile state the minerals under its soil could be a source for peace or war without finding a stable way to extract them the fight over Natural Resources will continue to fan the flames of conflict

39 Comments

  1. * said:

    Since Africans no longer serve a purpose in terms of free labor(slavery) they are no longer welcomed into western countries but their country’s resources are exploited. You can bet that if they willingly sold themselves into bondage, however, first world nations would be scrambling to get their hands on them!

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  2. the guy who said he cut off the guys ear was the guy in the picture who cut off the guys head

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  3. Please….brother and sisters in africa. We in asia too have colonized. We too have the taste of "devide and conquer" from the west. Why do religions get between you guys? Bleed the same blood, have 1 lives all the same!.
    Quit it! And start to build your country!. Look at south africa! Look at other countries in africa!. Who cares who your worship!. You all the same

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  4. @ 3:12 a lot of worshippers watching the camera instead of concentrating the prayers.

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  5. Muslims have been selling Africans for a thousand years why would anyone want to be a muslim?

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  6. Famousdork said:

    So we just not gonna acknowledge the fact that there was a nigga dead

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  7. sara deen said:

    To the people that say muslims kill 1000 of christians everyday my question is what is this documentry?

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  8. I didnt see any diamond mined… Just a batch of people playing in the mud… Why cant they do farming instead of mining gold which ends up killing them.

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  9. this video is for assholes who believe everything said in the video.

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  10. jay dani said:

    I love that VICE goes to places that no other journalists would go to. Massive respect to them!

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  11. Jason Smith said:

    Somewhere a white man is setting back counting money

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  12. Crazy Hands said:

    No Muslim not one have seen Allah but yet they following HIM because Allah is a JIN a POTATO

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  13. Mike Bevins said:

    Wow, I am surprised that Christians have finally stood up to the muslims.EVERYday we hear of a suicide bombing or torture and ISIS.I don't feel bad for them.THEY cut of the heads of non believers and now this type of barbarism is thrusted upon them and now they complain about it.Islam turns people into monsters.Christianity is an eye for an eye.We do to you what you do to us.I may not be a religious man but I hear more about Radicals of Islam than of christianity not that it does not exist it. Religions should be banned outright.Freedom means you should have the right choose and be governed by any such religion.

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  14. Mike Bevins said:

    "Religion was invented when the first con man met the first fool" Mark Twain
    SO TRUE.ALLLLAHU SNACKBAR

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  15. niggerz or rappers or any women shud b ashamed of wearing diamonds or gold ,,,,sad

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  16. 1whitetyler said:

    Not many videos do you see titties and a human head in one showing.

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  17. jose pinho said:

    THE ONLY THING THAT COULD UNITE TRIBES .WAS ZULU…..JUST LIKE ROME.BUT HIS BROTHER FUCKED HIM

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  18. TuRdBurglar said:

    Religion is cancer! It should be abolished

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  19. Rafi Uddin said:

    Religions are the source of every conflict around the world. Illiteracy being the main problem.In this pace Muslims will not see the next century. Give my hate to all blood sucking Muslims. Humanity is more important than what koran says.

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  20. Why do Vice News reporters always have big balls to do this sort of thing?

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  21. Jack Daniels said:

    Black Africa could've been heaven, if the white men hadn't visited.
    White people are the main reason for all catastrophes on Earth.

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  22. Wild Wilder said:

    Well well that will r trouble a Muslims men to look after his family
    hope u knw …….
    !! Lol

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