Gold mining near the town of Quarantesept in northeastern Congo. Hundreds of people from Congo and Uganda come to work at the mines.
Villagers in the war-weary Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo scrape for gold in a shaft dug decades ago by a Belgian company. Until recently, armed groups controlled Ituri’s rich mines, using gold to buy weapons.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Ituri Forest Pygmy_National Geographic Magazine 9/2005, The Price of GOLD_National Geographic magazine_1/2009