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Thousands of people are criss-crossing Sudan's Nubian desert armed with pan-shaped metal detectors to scour the land in the search of gold. About 500 kilometres north of Khartoum, thre fortune seekers have set up tents, equipped with water barrels and enough food for weeks, in the hope of striking it rich. Duration: 00:56
South Sudan is turning to mining as it hopes to reduce its dependency on oil. But fighting in parts of the African country mean security remains a challenge. Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Kulipapa village outside the capital, Juba. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
War has driven hundreds of thousands out of Sudan's Blue Nile and into refugee camps, where they must wait for food delivered by the international community. Some have decided to return home and dig for Gold instead, braving aerial bombardment in the hopes of feeding their families.
Gold miners in Sudan are risking their lives to feed their families. They are using mercury and cyanide to get to the gold dust, and the toxic chemicals not only affect the miners but everyone else nearby. Al Jazeera's Hiba Morgan reports from Khartoum. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Sudan wants to help keep the economy afloat after losing three quarters of its oil production in 2011. Oil was the main source of foreign currency used to support the Sudanese pound and to pay for food and other imports. For more News visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SABCNewsOnline?lang=en Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SABCNewsOnline
Sudanese Minerals Minister Ahmed Mohamed Sadiq Al-Karuri says his country wants Chinese investment and expertise to boost the ming industry. The sector is a pillar of Sudan's economy. Find out what the minister has said in this video.
Soudan mine is known as Minnesota's oldest, deepest, and richest iron ore mine. It was closed in 1962 but is now open as a state park. Visitors can today travel 2,341 feet below the surface on an 80-year old electric hoist through shaft #8. The ride is fairly scary. Underneath visitors ride 1/2 mile to view some mining chambers. Aunt Annie told Sammy that we were going to see the Joker in the BatCave (currently, Batman and Superman are all that matters to Sammy). When we went to get into the rickety 80-year old electric hoist, Sammy was afraid to go, until our tour guide told him that she had already taken care of the Joker. We'll post some video at a later time. Oh, and there were bats down there too!
Gold of sudan
We arrive in Abu Hamed. We assist Esam in getting his little prospecting supply shop decorated with signs. People from this town were the first to start the Gold rush. This is where all of the prospectors who are working the far north gold fields buy their supplies and sell their gold. We head out late at night and end up in the middle of the desert at 2:00 am, and sleep in the car. It is 40 degrees and we have no blankets. We proceed to the gold fields where the gold rush started. We find it is still being worked, but the pickings are slim and none. I helped an enormous amount of prospectors to get their detectors set correctly. Their settings on the GPX4500 were all over the place. Some were running in cancel, some had their signal volume turned all the way down. All were thri...
Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe At least one-quarter of Sudan could be rich territory for gold mining, making it a hot-spot for foreign companies exploring there. In recent years, individual mining has reached unprecedented proportions and figures indicate that at least 50,000 people are believed to be working in Sudan's northern desert. The Sudanese government has tried to discourage gold mining in the past because of the deadly risks involved. However, it has proved a lifeline for thousands of people as the price of gold has soared. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports. At Al Jazeera English, we focus on people and events that affect people's lives. We bring topics to light that often go under-reported, listening to all sides of the story and giving a 'voic...
South Sudan's government hopes a new mining bill will turn lucrative small-scale gold mining into a serious alternative to its oil industry that was shut down nine months ago.
Refugees cash transfers go into local economy
Gold is a primary resource for the recovery of Sudan's economy and its production involves 1mn people. Sudan has promoted its gold production to make up for its budget deficit - 45 tons of precious metal produced in the first half of 2016. USA and other western countries continue to restrict Sudan's gold export although the United States promised to lift all the sanctions after the independence of South Sudan in 2011. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaToday Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_com Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rt Follow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RT Listen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttv RT (Russia To...
Kenya and Sudan has signed agreements to deepen the two country’s collaboration in oil and mining sector. President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Omar Hassan al-Bashir witnessed the signing of the number of agreements at the Presidential Palace in Khartoum.