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Vol 6 (AAC) No 9

Published 1st July 2013


Ghana

Miners out but no funds in

Accra-Beijing relations are tested by growing concerns about illegal gold mining and a slowdown in finance for the Chinese-built gas plant

Ghana’s expulsion of some 200 Chinese accused of involvement in illegal gold mining and more delays in disbursements from the China Development Bank for the gas plant in the Western Region have started to shake the excellent diplomatic relations that the two countries enjoyed. Beijing had expressed concern about the treatment meted out by Ghanaian police during a crackdown on illegal artisanal and small-scale miners.

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