A viral video from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has captured the attention of many as it shows locals flocking to a mountain in search of gold.
The video, shared on Twitter by user Armadale Gabriel, documents the surprise and excitement of villagers as they discover a mountain filled with gold ore.
Using shovels, tools, and even their bare hands, the locals dig into the soil and extract the gold, taking it back to their homes to wash and extract the precious metal.
The news of the gold rush spread quickly, drawing thousands to the village in Congo’s South Kivu province.
Al Gobery, locals can be seen washing the dirt off the gold and extracting it in containers.
However, the country’s authorities were forced to impose a ban on mining activities in the village in order to stop the crazy gold rush.
This video initially gained widespread attention on social media in 2021, but it recently regained viral status after being reposted by Africa Archives. MandyNews.com decided to bring the report back to the forefront as a result.
Mandy News obtained information that the discovery of gold-rich ore in Luhihi occurred in late February 2021, which led to a rush of people heading to the site to dig for gold.
The discovery of gold in this remote village in Congo has brought both excitement and challenges. While it has brought a sense of hope and possibility to the locals, it has also brought attention to the need for proper regulation and management of the mining activities.
Gold Rush In Congo
MandyNews.com recently made a publication on a gold mountain found in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that had gone viral. The incident occurred in a mountain located 35 kilometers north of Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu province in Congo. The video of the gold rush had captured the attention of many, and many viewers were curious to know what happened after the gold rush.
The video of the gold rush had captured the attention of many, and many viewers were curious to know what happened after the gold rush.
The discovery of the gold-rich mountain brought throngs of diggers to the site, eager to extract the precious metal. However, the government quickly stepped in to restore order and collect back the gold that the villagers had mined.
The DRC is one of the most resource-rich countries in the world, but the exploitation of its resources by multinationals has made it one of the poorest countries in the world.
The mountain where the gold rush occurred was in a mining area that was registered with official workers.
The Minister of Mines of the South Kivu state, Vernon Buruma, confirmed the discovery of the gold ores and stated that it had caused the gold rush. As a result of the gold rush, the government issued a ban to stop all mining activities in the village of South Kivu.
A group of miners, merchants, and members of the Armed Forces (FARDC) have also been asked to leave the mine site until further notice.
The Minister has since issued a decree that states that order must be re-established in mining activities in Luhihi, not only to protect lives but also to ensure that the search for gold is produced in accordance with Congolese law.
He also announced that the government will establish a legal framework for the exploitation of gold mines in the region to ensure that the gold is extracted in a sustainable and responsible manner.
The decision to take away the gold mountain from the locals has sparked debate. While some argue that the government made the right decision to protect lives and ensure that mining activities are conducted in accordance with the law, others argue that the locals, who are in dire need of this gold, should have been allowed to keep it.
The DRC has a long history of exploitation of its natural resources by foreign companies, and this has led to a lack of development and poverty in the country. The government’s decision to take control of the gold mining activities in Luhihi is an important step in ensuring that the country’s resources are exploited in a sustainable and responsible manner.
The gold rush in Luhihi village of South Kivu province in Congo has brought both excitement and challenges. The discovery of gold in this remote village has brought hope and possibility to the locals, but it has also brought attention to the need for proper regulation and management of mining activities.
The government’s decision to take control of the gold mining activities and to establish a legal framework for the exploitation of gold mines in the region is an important step in ensuring that the country’s resources are exploited in a sustainable and responsible manner. The MandyNews team will continue to monitor the situation and bring updates as they happen.
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