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    Diamond mine poverty in CAR - 16 Sep 09

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    With a population of just over four million people, the Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the planet's poorest countries - a plight made worse by the global economic downturn.

    CAR's poverty exists despite rich reserves of two of the world's most sought after commodities - uranium and diamonds. However, little, if any, of the proceeds filter down to workers, who have to get by on a few dollars a day.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports from Boda.