Nigerian gold rush http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22878/all en Villagers in Nigeria strike gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/121120/artisan-independent-gold-mining-nigeria-corporations-gold-rush <p>ZAMFARA STATE, Nigeria &mdash; It&rsquo;s not exactly your classic California gold rush. But it might end the same way &mdash; enriching a precious few, and leaving the rest penniless.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/121120/artisan-independent-gold-mining-nigeria-corporations-gold-rush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nigerian gold rush Politics Global Economy Nigeria Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Heather Murdock 5726643 at http://www.globalpost.com Nigeria's gold rush kills hundreds of children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/121120/nigeria-gold-rush-lead-poisoning <p>BAGEGA, Nigeria &mdash; Neighboring a hillside laced with gold, parents in this remote village live with an impossible choice: Should they risk starving their children today? Or expose them to toxins that could cripple or kill them tomorrow?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/nigeria/121120/nigeria-gold-rush-lead-poisoning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Nigerian gold rush Business Politics Global Economy Nigeria Health Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Heather Murdock 5726648 at http://www.globalpost.com