Follow CAP on Social Media

Listen to the CAP Podcast

There’s Mounting Grassroots Opposition to a Chinese Mining Company’s Desire to Expand its Operations in Northern Ghana

A small-scale mining site once mined by Chinese miners is pictured on June 15, 2013 in Dunkwa-on-Offin in the center of Ghana. AFP PHOTO / CHRIS STEIN Chris Stein / AFP

A coalition of grassroots organizations that includes women’s groups, small-scale miners’ and human rights organizations are all protesting against the Chinese-owned Shaanxi Mining Company’s plans to expand its operations in the northern district of Talensi.

This is just the latest bout of tension between Shaanxi Mining and the local community since the company arrived in 2008. Last year, residents protested against the company for the deaths of 17 miners who were killed in a gas explosion. 

  • Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
  • Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.

China, Africa and the Global South... find out what’s happening.

Subscribe today for unlimited access.

What is The China-Africa Project?


The CAP is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.


A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Africa stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.


Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalist and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Africa discourse.


A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.