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C. Africa's 'sandfishers' fear for livelihood amid conflict

June 27, 2014
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'Sandfishers' have long dived deep into the Oubangui river to dig for the building industry in Central African Republic, but months of conflict have brought near despair. Duration: 01:01 Video provided by AFP

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