No gold rush for South Sudan

Gold is smuggled across the border and sold for a higher price, robbing South Sudan of its wealth.

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    Mining for gold is the only source of income for many people living in the eastern part of South Sudan.

    But the country is not benefiting from it, because most of the gold discovered is quickly smuggled out of the country.

    Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan reports from Kapoeta state, where gold digging is a way of life.


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