Gems, Warlords and Mercenaries: Russia’s Playbook in Central African Republic

BANGUI, Central African Republic — The dealer pulled back a shiny pink curtain and sprinkled the contents of two white envelopes across his desk: sparkling diamonds, more than 100 of them. Some gems are sold legally, he explained.

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