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Burkina Faso miners seize gold amid row with Avocet

Burkina Faso miners seize gold amid row with Avocet Miners in Burkina Faso have seized 43kg (94lb) of gold worth about $1.7m (£1.4m), a firm says, and are refusing to return it until they get a pay-off. The gold was seized by a bailiff on behalf of the miners at the main airport in the capital on 7 October. But London-listed Avocet Mining,says it needs the smelted gold back to raise money for the workers’ settlement. The dispute at Inata mine dates back to 2014 and the sacking of 317 workers. • Africa Live: Updates on this and other...

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