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Illegal Gold Mining Threatens Ghana's Lucrative Cocoa ...

Earlier this month, a group of six Chinese nationals was arrested, accused of illegal mining. In 2013, around 4,500 nationals from China, one …

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How much is gold worth to these young miners in Ghana ...

Illegal mining, or "galamsey" is attracting more and more young people in eastern Ghana. Many young people are arrested, but they are adamant that without an alternative, illegal mining remains a ...

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27 suspected illegal miners arrested in Eastern Region

The government set up the Operation Vanguard to combat illegal small-scale mining also known as galamsey in the country in 2017. Although the team experienced some setbacks a few months after it was formed, it has so far arrested close to 2,000 illegal miners.

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Six alleged illegal gold miners remanded in custody in Limpopo

Illegal mining has been rampant in the province in recent years. Last month, law enforcement arrested three foreign nationals and a South African in …

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11 Ghanaian Illegal Miners Arrested In Liberia - My News Ghana

A joint operation comprising the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy of Liberia has led to the arrest of 11 Ghanaian illegal miners. The 'illegal gold and diamond miners' were arrested in Bong County, North-Central Liberia, the P. FPA reported.

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Zimbabwe: Illegal Miners Invade Eldorado Mine - allAfrica.com

Two of the 16 illegal gold miners who pounced on Eldorado Gold Mine on the outskirts of Chinhoyi last Friday morning have been arrested. Ten others - two believed to be armed with guns - …

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Ghana's Crackdown on Chinese Gold Miners Hits One Rural ...

Then, this month, the Ghanaian authorities declared the mines illegal and arrested more than 200 Chinese miners, accusing them of polluting the …

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Illegal miners who posed as National Security Operatives ...

Atewa Forest illegal miners who posed as national security operatives have been granted bail by a Koforidua Circuit Court in the sum of GH₵350,000.00 each and two sureties, one to be justified.

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Dig for gold in Ghana at your own risk, Chinese miners ...

But news website Asia by Africa reported last month that 50,000 Chinese migrants had poured into Ghana in recent years, drawn by the country's unprotected mineral …

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Ghana Struggles to End Illegal Gold Mines - VOA

Ghana Struggles to End Illegal Gold Mines. Workers separate gold without toxic chemicals such as mercury and arsenic in a formalized small-scale mining in …

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Illegal miners who posed as national security operatives ...

The Atewa Forest illegal miners who posed as national security operatives have been granted bail by a Koforidua Circuit Court in the sum of GHS350,000 each with two sureties, one to be justified. The 32 accused persons, who were refused …

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Miner's death in Ghana sparks rare Beijing protest - The ...

Ghana's crackdown on illegal mining has escalated over the past several months, with more than 90 illegal Chinese miners arrested in the raid last week, including the father and uncle of …

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Dig for gold in Ghana at your own risk, Chinese miners ...

General News of Tuesday, 23 April 2019. Source: scmp.com Dig for gold in Ghana at your own risk, Chinese miners warned after arrests

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Fears for illegal S. African miners hiding underground in ...

JOHANNESBURG, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At least 100 illegal gold miners in South Africa are hiding underground, too scared to …

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Unsafe Conditions and Death in Africas Legal and Illegal Mines

In 2013, Ghana began conducting arrests and deportation of illegal foreign miners (most of whom where Chinese) operating small-scale mines in the nation's gold-mining regions. As in Burkina Faso, gold mining in Ghana is a growing industry. One of the world's top ten gold producing country last year, Ghana produced 100 tonnes of gold in 2018 ...

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Illegal mines tarnish gold from Ghana - The Mail & Guardian

Illegal mines tarnish gold from Ghana. Afua Hirsch ... been conducting raids on illegal mines. Last month 120 Chinese miners were arrested …

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Satellite imagery helping Ghana fight illegal mining - Sub ...

Satellite imagery helping Ghana fight illegal mining. This illegal mining site in Kyebi demonstrates how excavators used in mining degraded the land leaving behind a huge man-made valley. A man carrying a sack of gold-containing ores that he had extracted from an illegal mining site in eastern region of Ghana.

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Ghana arrests Chinese for 'illegal mining' - BBC News

In October last year, a Chinese boy was killed during a security crackdown on illegal mining. About 100 Chinese nationals were also detained over illegal mining the same month.

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Chinese gold miners' hope for riches shattered by Ghana ...

When Wen Haijian left home on 20 May last year to dig gold in Ghana, he promised to bring back a fortune. Those hopes were shattered when an urn with his ashes returned last month.

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All that glitters: Ghana battles illegal mining

Since 2006 gold has been Ghana's main source of foreign currency. ... Ghana and each typically earn between $100 and $300 per month, she said. …

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Ghana's Chinese Gold Rush - FPIF

Over the last decade, thousands of Chinese gold-seekers have streamed into Ghana, most of them from Guangxi Province in Shanglin County, where an age-old tradition of gold mining exists. When the Chinese government cracked down on unscrupulous mining and private operations were banned, Shanglin's miners sought other sources of gold outside China.

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Illegal Mining: Hawks & Department Of Mineral Resources ...

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) reported that illegal mining incidents occur on both the East and West Rand of Gauteng, with most incidents occurring at the Grootvlei, Anglo-Gold Ashanti, Sibanye and Kusasalethu gold mines, as well as in the Roodepoort, Benoni and Florida areas. In Kwazulu-Natal, illegal gold mining has ...

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All that glitters: Ghana battles illegal mining

Accra (AFP) - Ghana has long been known for its bountiful gold reserves and was called "the Gold Coast" during its colonial era. But illegal mining in Africa's second largest producer is taking a heavy human as well as environmental and economic toll with more than $2 billion lost to …

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Ghana AG: Chinese Nationals Arrested for Illegal Mining ...

Ghanaian Attorney General Godfred Dame announced that military forces acting as part of the ongoing crackdown on illegal gold mining known as "galamsey" have detained 45 people, including 10 Chinese nationals.. 400 troops from the Army, Navy, and Air Force are participating in the second phase of "Operation Hal t" that's now taking place along the Ankobra River in southern Ghana.

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Court grants bail to illegal miners ... - Ghana Business News

The Atewa Forest illegal miners who posed as national security operatives have been granted bail by a Koforidua Circuit Court in the sum of GH¢350,000.00 each and two sureties, one to be justified. The 32 accused persons, who were refused bail twice last month and remanded into police custody, are to re-appear on July 8 at the Circuit Court.

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Ghana's Gold-Mine Arrest, China's Latest Headache in ...

June 10, 2013. Illegal gold mining has emerged as a contentious issue in Ghana. (Reuters) In March 2013, Xi Jinping visited three African countries -- Tanzania, South Africa, and Republic of the ...

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Ghana arrests gold miners from Niger, Nigeria and Togo ...

Ghana arrests gold miners from Niger, Nigeria and Togo. Ghana's police have arrested at least 55 West Africans suspected of illegal gold mining, an …

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Illegal Chinese gold miners blamed for pollution, violence ...

Tensions between Ghana and China have escalated in the past weeks as Africa's second largest gold producer announced last month ... on illegal gold miners, ...

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