Vested interests in play as Sudan sits on its hands over gold smuggling

Gold bars seized from a plane by Sudanese Rapid Support Forces at Khartoum Airport are displayed in an investigation into possible smuggling, in Khartoum, Sudan May 9, 2019.
Gold bars seized from a plane by Sudanese Rapid Support Forces at Khartoum Airport are displayed in an investigation into possible smuggling, in Khartoum, Sudan May 9, 2019. © MOHAMED NURELDIN ABDALLAH/Reuters
As it negotiates to re-establish relations with the International Monetary Fund, Sudan is under pressure to better control its gold exports. The trouble is, the yellow metal's leading dealers sit on the ruling Sovereign Council. [...] (473 words)
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