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Growing Civil Society Anger in Ghana About the Government’s Perceived Double Standard in How It Treats Chinese “Galamsey”

Musician-turned-political activist Kwame Asare Obeng. Image via Modern Ghana.

There’s growing frustration in Ghana over the government’s apparent refusal to crack down on Chinese participation in illegal gold mining, a practice known locally as galamsey. This is an issue that’s been simmering for years, but recently activists and commentators have become much more vocal in denouncing the national government for failing to act to protect the environment and the rights of Ghanaian workers.

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