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Sudan becomes second leading gold producer in Africa on backs of artisanal miners

Section: Daily Dispatches

10p ET Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

If you think Western investors in the monetary metals have had a tough few years, take a look at Helene Renaux's report for France 24 about artisanal gold miners in Sudan, who help make the country the second-largest producer of gold in Africa and the ninth in the world at the expense of practically bathing themselves in liquid mercury every day without much awareness of its poisonous effects on their health.

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Sudan's government seems interested in transitioning the country's gold-mining industry to modern methods but also seems to be unaware of the international gold price suppression scheme, which makes all developing countries less attractive for foreign investment.

So if you have any connections with the Sudanese government, please let them know that GATA would be glad to send a representative to Khartoum to explain how the country is getting screwed but doesn't have to remain another rich country insisting on being poor.

The France 24 report is headlined "Sudan's Gold Rush Driven by High-Risk, Unregulated Mining," is five minutes long, and can be viewed here:

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

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