World at Work: Mali

By Bloomberg Photos - 2013-11-12T08:21:15Z

Photograph by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

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The socioeconomic impact mining has on gold-producing African countries, especially in less-developed economies such as Mali, can be great. Mining contributes significantly to Mali's GDP, infrastructure and skills training.

Left: Miners operate a drilling machine on the drilling floor at the Yalea underground gold mine, part of the Loulo-Gounkoto gold mine complex.