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Ivory Coast hopes for golden future as mining sector opened up

A major investment conference is under way in Ivory Coast, as the government tries to attract foreign money after years of civil war and instability.

Ivory Coast is the world's top cocoa producer, but the country is trying to diversify the economy.

It is opening up the mining sector to extract a wealth of untapped mineral deposits beneath the soil, in particular gold.

Tamasin Ford reports from the Tongon gold mine in the north of the country.

  • 31 Jan 2014
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