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Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

Sep 05, 2016 - 11:40 AM

Ivory Coast is the world s leading cocoa exporter but thousands of farmers there are now turning to unlicensed gold mines where they earn more

A gold-digger digs into a field seeking for gold in the village of Bore, next to the central town of Dimbokro on August 15, 2016, where cocoa fields have been turned into illegal gold mines. The prospect of wealth has brought diggers from neighbouring Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea to seek their fortunes in dozens of small mines scattered over a radius of more than 300 kilometres (185 miles) in the Nzi-Comoe region. / AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

False teeth, real gold, and Paracale’s lone denture maker

Sep 28, 2014 - 3:13 PM

Meet the man responsible for many smiles in Paracale Camarines Norte a town that thrives on gold

Miners among 11 dead after Myanmar rains

May 03, 2013 - 9:42 PM

At least 11 people have died mainly gold miners and 4 others remain missing after heavy rains battered townships in eastern Myanmar

HEAVY RAINS. At least 11 dead and 4 people remain missing after heavy rains battered towns in Myanmar. Photo by AFP