Apr 23, 2013 · Ghana has had a gold rush but here, Afua Hirsch discovers how Chinese immigrants are profiting from industrialising the country's small-scale mining industry...
Thousands of Chinese nationals have been deported from Ghana in a crackdown on the plunder of the country's gold by illegal miners.. Immigration authorities say more than 4,500 Chinese nationals have been repatriated after a series of swoops on illegal goldmines.
As Ghana is experiencing a new gold rush, widespread corruption is allowing illegal mining to flourish.
Galamsey: Environmental Impact of Illegal Gold Mining in Ghana By Darci Stanger, Staff Editor For several years, the government in Ghana has been aware of a major issue affecting the environmental well being of its country but has been unable to find a resolution.
FUELLED by high commodity prices, illegal gold-mining is on the rise in Ghana, Africa¿s second-biggest source of the metal, and is hitting both the major producers and the national economy.
Jun 10, 2015 · Children toil in Ghana's illegal gold mines By Dasmani Laary in Accra . Human Rights Watch (HRW) ... Ghana: Mineworkers fret over illegal mining threat;
A church plan to build a nursing college in a rural village is upended when they discover the site has been turned into an illegal gold mine. The price of gold, lax regulation and an impoverished population of subsistence farmers practically guarantee against change in the West African nation.
Jun 06, 2013 · DAKAR, Senegal — The authorities in Ghana have conducted sweeping arrests of Chinese citizens in the nation's gold-mining regions, officials said Thursday, the latest sign of tensions between a sub-Saharan African nation and the global power that has become the continent's largest trading partner.
Learn how the government defines illegal mining operations and how the practice affects the economy and the ... Find Out Why Using Mercury in Gold Mining Is a Problem.
Illegal mining or galamsey isn't new in Ghana. The word is a corruption of the English "Gather and sell," which used to be the preserve of mostly Ghanaians in mining communities.
"Illegal mining is threatening the ecosystem of Ghana, in particular rivers and national water reserves, which are polluted due to the massive use of mercury in the extraction of gold from the ore"
Ghana has long been known for its bountiful gold reserves and was called "the Gold Coast" during its colonial era.
Junior and major miners are pursuing Ghana gold mining. The country has seen economic growth and great resource output in recent years.
Over the past year, MINING.com has kept a close eye on illegal Chinese gold mining in Ghana.At its peak, an estimated 50,000 Chinese miners were operating illegally in the country.
SciDev recently released a video report investigating illegal mining in Ghana and the "galamsey" gold rush. Galamseys are unregulated small-scale miners who dig for gold illegally in Ghana, many of whom were former farmers forced to mine due to poverty and loss of farmable land, often due to the ...
Government announces expulsions this week, about a month after President Mahama formed task force to curb illegal mining in Ghana
A galamsey, derived from the phrase "gather them and sell", is a local Ghanaian term which means illegal small-scale gold mining in Ghana, West Africa; such workers are known as galamseyers or orpailleurs in neighboring francophone nations.
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Ghana, one of the world's biggest producers of cocoa beans, is facing a crisis around dangerous and dirty galamsey, or informal, mining—which experts warn could derail its agriculture sector.
Cocoa faces a new danger in Ghana, the world's second-largest exporter of cocoa beans.
Filmmaker Johannes Preuss has received a student Oscar for his film, "Galamsey," which was shot in Ghana and looks at the illegal gold trade there. DW met him to discuss how the country could "turn into a hell."
Ghana's push to crack down on illegal gold mining is winning praise from the public but inflaming tensions with China, its biggest trading partner. Beijing is accused by advocacy groups — and increasingly by the Ghanaian government — of standing by while its citizens break laws as they drive a ...
According to the Ghana Minerals and Mining Act 2006, foreigners were prohibited from small-scale gold mining on plots under 25 acres. Guangxi miners usually pool capital together from family savings and bank loans or even usury in China to form a small company with an initial capital input of about US$500,000.
Part three of a four-part film series on illegal gold mining focuses on the impact of foreign miners. China has had a long history of investment in Ghana, whether it be building the country's national theatre or constructing roads and dams.