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Chinese miners’ illegal hunt for gold in Ghana East Asia

The Chinese miners in Ghana, generally known as the ‘ Shanglin gang ’, predominantly originate from Shanglin County in Guangxi. Their motivations for moving are varied.

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Galamsey in Ghana and China's illegal gold rush — Asia by

Such are the concerns about Chinese miners in Ghana that Ghana’s leader, President Nana Akufo-Addo spoke to Nikkei Asian Review in January 2019, stating that “Ghana and China have a strong relationship; however, we have a big problem [with] Chinese involvement in illegal mining activity in Ghana [and] we have decided to do something

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Illegal Chinese gold miners blamed for pollution, violence

May 02, 2017 Facing mounting tensions, violence, and pollution, Ghana has stepped up the arrest and deportation of those illegal foreign miners in recent years.

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Ghana's crackdown on illegal gold mining prompts Chinese

Jun 30, 2013 Su has witnessed the growth of Ghana's Chinese population from less than 100 to tens of thousands in recent years as immigrants poured into

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VIDEO: Illegal Chinese gold mining in Ghana MINING.COM

Aug 19, 2013 Over the past year, MINING 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

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Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana The Diplomat

Dec 04, 2019 Today many Chinese miners are still drawn to Ghana. As a result, is the term “galamsey,” not “Huawei,” that is most often associated with China in Ghana. “Galamsey” is a term used to describe...

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Two more Chinese illegal miners arrested in Amansie West

Apr 30, 2019 Two more Chinese illegal miners have been arrested by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region enclave in days.

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Chinese miners’ illegal hunt for gold in Ghana East Asia

Chinese miners’ illegal hunt for gold in Ghana 1 November 2019. Author: Hagan Sibiri, Fudan University. Ghana is Africa’s second-largest gold producer after South Africa and small-scale mining accounts for about 30 per cent of total gold output. The small-scale mining

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124 Illegal Chinese Gold Miners Arrested in Ghana

124 Chinese citizens have been arrested in Ghana for illegal gold mining. Chinese miners have moved to the natural resource rich country as China’s presence in Africa grows. Locals complain

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Residents of Sefwi-Anhwiaso demonstrate against Chinese

Dec 03, 2020 Mining” “Farmers need land for farms, Chiefs arise and stop the illegal mining in the forest”. Mr Frank Ackah Nelson, the Assemblymember for Sefwi-Anhwiaso electoral area, who addressed the media later, expressed concern about the unlawful activities of the Chinese illegal miners

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Ghana's crackdown on illegal gold mining prompts Chinese

Jul 01, 2013 Easy riches draw illegal Chinese miners to Ghana . Read more. Chinese gold miners flee Ghana amid crackdown and reports of abuse. Read more. Ghana frees all 169 gold miners

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Sweet and Sour: China in Ghana The Diplomat

That view is reciprocated by many in Ghana. Many ASM miners at the Mining Investment West Africa event used the venue to vent their frustrations about the role of illegal Chinese miners in the sector.

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Chinese Illegal Mining in Ghana Police and Military Raid

Nov 13, 2018 Ghana’s police and military raid dozens of Chinese illegal gold mining in their country. The Chinese communist government has sent thousands of Chinese into

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Two more Chinese illegal miners arrested in Amansie West

Apr 30, 2019 Two more Chinese illegal miners have been arrested by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region enclave in days.

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China wants stronger collaboration in fighting illegal mining

Those Chinese illegal miners would not come all the way to Ghana without the facilitation, support and shelter from the local people," he said. "We should punish not only the Chinese illegal

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Murder is Everywhere: Chinese illegal mining in Ghana

In May 2013, following the release of the Guardian article, Ghana’s President Mahama ordered a crackdown on the Chinese illegal miners. Ghana ultimately deported thousands of Chinese illegals, but indications are that some of the repatriated Chinese are finding their way back to Ghana to pick up where they left off.

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124 suspected Chinese illegal miners arrested in Ghana

ACCRA The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) on Wednesday disclosed that 124 suspected Chinese illegal miners were detained in Accra, the capital of the West African country.

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The Dilemma of Chinese Gold Miners in Ghana Black Livity

The issue of Chinese gold miners in Ghana sparked national tension in 2013 when the London based Guardian Newspaper and the BBC News documented a perceived broad scale of illegal Chinese gold mining activities in Ghana, alongside allegations of human rights abuses. The media sensationalism of the issue led to strong opposition and resentment

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

Jun 10, 2013 The most recent wave of arrests targeting illegal Chinese gold miners in Ghana has brought attention to a group of individuals too often overlooked while discussing China's involvement in

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7 Chinese illegal miners arrested, 10 excavators seized

Jan 13, 2021 Government’s Environmental Sustainability Taskforce has arrested seven Chinese nationals and seized 10 excavators as it moves to save forests invaded by illegal miners

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Lifting the lid on Ghana's illegal small-scale mining problem

Sep 25, 2019 Chinese miners, in particular, numbering tens of thousands, introduced mechanisation and new technology. It warned that if illegal mining was left unchecked, Ghana could be

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Residents of Sefwi-Anhwiaso demonstrate against Chinese

Dec 03, 2020 Mining” “Farmers need land for farms, Chiefs arise and stop the illegal mining in the forest”. Mr Frank Ackah Nelson, the Assemblymember for Sefwi-Anhwiaso electoral area, who addressed the media later, expressed concern about the unlawful activities of the Chinese illegal miners

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The Dilemma of Chinese Gold Miners in Ghana Black Livity

The issue of Chinese gold miners in Ghana sparked national tension in 2013 when the London based Guardian Newspaper and the BBC News documented a perceived broad scale of illegal Chinese gold mining activities in Ghana, alongside allegations of human rights abuses. The media sensationalism of the issue led to strong opposition and resentment

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Sino-Ghana bilateral relations and Chinese migrants

Sino-Ghana bilateral relations and Chinese migrants’ illegal gold mining in Ghana Emmanuel Debrah & Richard Asante To cite this article: Emmanuel Debrah & Richard Asante (2019) Sino-Ghana bilateral relations and Chinese migrants’ illegal gold mining in Ghana, Asian Journal of Political Science, 27:3, 286-307, DOI: 10.1080/02185377.2019.1669473

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7 Chinese illegal miners arrested, 10 excavators seized

Jan 13, 2021 Government’s Environmental Sustainability Taskforce has arrested seven Chinese nationals and seized 10 excavators as it moves to save forests invaded by illegal miners

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Two more Chinese illegal miners arrested in Amansie West

Apr 30, 2019 Two more Chinese illegal miners have been arrested by the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region enclave in days.

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Ghana crackdown on illegal gold mining inflames tensions

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.

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

Jun 10, 2013 The most recent wave of arrests targeting illegal Chinese gold miners in Ghana has brought attention to a group of individuals too often overlooked while discussing China's involvement in

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Murder is Everywhere: Chinese illegal mining in Ghana

In May 2013, following the release of the Guardian article, Ghana’s President Mahama ordered a crackdown on the Chinese illegal miners. Ghana ultimately deported thousands of Chinese illegals, but indications are that some of the repatriated Chinese are finding their way back to Ghana to pick up where they left off.

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Illegal Gold Rush in Ghana's Forests International Tree

Mar 13, 2017 Abandoned mining areas are left devoid of vegetation and partially flooded with water, likely to contain mercury. Illegal mining has been going on for years. But in Wassa Amenfi East, it is the arrival of Chinese investment, machinery and personnel that has hugely increased the scale of operations since 2013.

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Chinese Small Scale Mining In Ghana

The impact of Chinese involvement in small-scale gold. Dec 01, 2013 Small-scale mining contributes about 30% of Ghana’s total gold output and provides livelihoods to large numbers of people One aspect of the controversial issue of illegal mining in Ghana is the involvement of foreigners, especially Chinese companies and miners Findings suggest that there are serious negative impacts

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124 suspected Chinese illegal miners arrested in Ghana

ACCRA The Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) on Wednesday disclosed that 124 suspected Chinese illegal miners were detained in Accra, the capital of the West African country.

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Ghana leader fears Chinese are illegally mining gold

In June 2013, 124 Chinese nationals were detained in Ghana for illegally mining gold. Unlawful mining of mineral resources continues and is gravely affecting Ghana's economy, the president said.

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Golden Migrants: The Rise and Impact of Illegal Chinese

Jan 29, 2020 This article investigates factors that attract Chinese migrants into illegal small‐scale mining in Ghana, their role in the supply chain, and the impact of their involvement. This is accomplished via mixed qualitative techniques involving interviews with illegal small‐scale Chinese and Ghanaian miners, and relevant Ghanaian stakeholders.

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

Feb 20, 2019 Chinese citizens who work at gold mines in Ghana will not be protected by their home country if they get snared in a crackdown on illegal mining, China’s Ministry of

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