Gold mining isn’t Ghana’s biggest claim to fame, but the country is Africa’s second-largest gold producer. Plus it hosts more estimated reserves than key gold-producing countries like Peru and Papua New Guinea. Those factors make gold mining in Ghana a pursuit with great potential. In fact
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
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
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 Congo -- during his first trip abroad as the President of China. In 2012 alone, more than 2,000 Chinese companies have
Illegal Chinese gold miners blamed for pollution, violence in Tensions between Ghana and China have escalated in the past weeks as Africa's second largest gold producer announced last month the suspension of licenses for small-scale operations, mostly run by Chinese businessmen.