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The true cost of gold
In 2020, Mali produced over 71 tons of gold— an amount worth billions of dollars. But Mali saw only $850 million dollars from that gold. And this situation isn't unique: a number of other gold-rich countries in Africa aren't seeing the income they should given the price of gold. So, what's going on? Lyla Latif digs into how foreign corporations exploit African nations for their resources. [Directed by Jeffig Le Bars, Jet Propulsion, narrated by Karen Marie, music by André Aires].