A man digging for gold in the Sahara desert in Mauritania
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Dreams and despair in the desert: Africa's new gold rush

The world's newest gold rush is under way in the West African country of Mauritania.

It follows a government decision to allow people to search for gold in the sand.

Reporting by Hanan Razek, Filming/Editing by Andrew Brown

  • 24 Aug 2016