Buried in the earth in a rich seam carving its way from Lake Victoria in Uganda, lies the world’s most prized metal, gold. But the fight to extract it is perilous and often deadly. Guy Kelly reports on conditions for the desperate workers who dig for it, and the people seeking a glimmer of hope

In the life of an artisanal gold miner, every day is a lottery, but no one ever seems to win.

Read more: Inside the makeshift goldmines of Uganda: where poverty, child labour and exploitation reign