Ghana Expels Illegal Chinese Gold Miners

Ghana is expelling more than 160 Chinese nationals as part of a recent crackdown on illegal gold mining.

The government announced the expulsions this week, about a month after President John Dramani Mahama formed a task force to curb illegal mining in Ghana, Africa’s second largest gold exporter behind South Africa.

An official with Ghana’s Immigration Service, Public Affairs head Francis Palmdeti, told VOA that small scale mining activities are forbidden to foreigners in Ghana.

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