Gold rush in the broiling desert

By Jamal Adel.

Hard-won gold from Libya's borderlands
Hard-won gold from Libya's borderlands
Kufra, 24 October 2014:

A low-key gold rush has been under way in Libya’s southern borderlands and beyond, since the precious ore was discovered just over a year ago.

The original find in Messki, in the Tebu region of Chad’s Tebisti mountains has prompted scores of young men, largely from the Tebu community, to turn prospectors in a remote and unforgiving region crossed by the borders of Libya, Chad and Niger. The sun is so merciless that work generally takes . . .

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