How to work in the gold mines in the Central African Republic
• How to work in the gold mines in the Central African Republic
On the giant gold mine Ndassima in the Central African Republic, the militants remain shaky peace at the cost of hundreds of miners who swarmed over the steep slopes glittering career. The mine, owned by Canadian company Axmin, but more than a year ago was seized by Muslim rebels Selek. Mine is today a part of the shadow economy of inter-religious conflict in one of the most unstable countries in Africa.
Selek former soldier looks at a woman with a vat on a golden career.
In Ndassima, 60 km north of the Military Staff of the selectivity in the northern town of Bambari, working in the heat, in the inhuman conditions of work are working to produce approximately 15 kg. gold per month - amounting to about 350 000 dollars in the local market. Further north, the diamond fields around Bria and Sam Ouandja provide revenue for insurgents, who sell diamonds to dealers in Sudan and Chad. From there, the precious stones are shipped to Asia, America and other. Countries.
The miners work in the quarry on a gold mine Ndassima.
An employee Ndassima gold mine.
The miners work in the quarry.
Man-working smoke while working.
Former soldiers Selek watch as miners wash excavated soil and small stones.
The boy cleans a shovel before work on the gold mine.
The woman at the mine shows Ndassima washed it for the day of the handful of gold.