WAGNER, AFRICA’S NEW PLUNDERERS (1/2)
– Along with gold, coffee and timber, diamonds are a major source of Wagner’s funding in the CAR. The profits could amount to several tens of millions of euros.
– Between Bria, Bangui and Dubai, the Russian mercenary group relies in particular on the Nassours, a Lebanese family with a long history in Central Africa.
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