Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade

Enough published in March 2015 a commentary titled "Fool's Gold: The Case for Scrutinizing Sudan's Conflict Gold Trade" by Akshaya Kumar. 

Gold from Sudan originates in conflict-affected Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.  In North Darfur and Blue Nile, the mining areas have been both the sites and the objects of conflict.  In South Kordofan, the mining benefits the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North.  The report argues that unless gold from Sudan can be verifiably traced to a conflict-free mine, it should be flagged as high risk during audits and excluded from responsible buyers' supply chains.

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