Reuters offers insight on the race to clean up Africa's gold rush - Reuters News Agency

Reuters offers insight on the race to clean up Africa’s gold rush

Reuters offered insight into the bid to clean up Africa’s gold rush. Across the region, small-scale gold mining is booming and new refineries are opening by the dozen to process metal produced by informal diggers in Africa and beyond. The refineries, which often win high-level political backing, can be positive because they offer miners and states a way to extract value from their own mineral wealth rather than just exporting raw commodities. But if not properly controlled, they risk adding to problems of smuggling and funding conflict.

Article Tags
Type: Reuters Best
Sectors: Commodities & Energy
Regions: Europe / Middle East / Africa
Win Types: Storytelling
Story Types: Special Report / Insight
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