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VIDEO: Tanzanian goldmine enters fairtrade deal

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Tanzanian goldmine enters into fairtrade deal with UK

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18 August 2015 Last updated at 08:44 BST

For many people, a gold ring is a symbol of everlasting love; but sometimes the story behind the gold itself is not as happy.

Tanzania is the fourth largest gold producer in Africa with exports of more than $1.6bn in 2014.

Hundreds of thousands of the country’s miners work in harsh conditions with little pay and even fewer prospects for their future, but that could soon change with a new Fairtrade deal to sell gold to the UK – the first of its kind in Africa.

Tulanana Bohela reports.

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