Trade in Congolese gold

Trade in Congolese gold

Dieumerci a gold trader from Iga Barriere in Ituri province 25km from Bunia town buys gold from local miners for $15 a gram and sells it on for $20. Mongbwalu in Eastern Congo is home to one of the world’s richest gold fields yet the people live in extreme poverty, working by hand and have endured years of conflict. Courtesy Photo

Dieumerci a gold trader from Iga Barriere in Ituri province 25km from Bunia town buys gold from local miners for $15 a gram and sells it on for $20. Mongbwalu in Eastern Congo is home to one of the world’s richest gold fields yet the people live in extreme poverty, working by hand and have endured years of conflict. Courtesy Photo