• South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

    Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked...

    published: 28 Mar 2014
  • GOING FOR GOLD - Short documentary about Ghana's illegal mining

    published: 28 Sep 2014
  • The Golden Underworld -SEG2

    22 March 2017 - Crime it seems is everywhere, both above and underground.With illegal gold miners increasingly being targeted by rival miners or thieves, most Zama-Zama’s have their own security.

    published: 22 Mar 2017
  • Time is Dust: Illegal gold mining in Peru

    Thousands of small-time miners are digging up and destroying the Peruvian Amazon. The police and army are after them. Environmentalists the world around condemn them. It’s a disaster and its only getting worse. But what do the miners themselves have to say? Hear what they have to say - and see how they live and work - on an unprecedented journey into the illegal mines. Where crooks and killers toil alongside otherwise honest men in search of gold – and a way out of life-threatening poverty. See more: http://peru.cctv-america.com/ Watch CCTV America LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile www.cctvamericalive.com Subscribe to CCTV America on YouTube: CCTVAmerica1 Follow CCTV America: Twitter: @cctv_america Facebook: CCTVAmerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CCTV America «« Was...

    published: 26 Apr 2016
  • Operation Vanguard Arrests 70 Illegal Miners At Konongo

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    published: 08 Jan 2018
  • Brazil probes ‘Amazon massacres’ by illegal miners

    Authorities in Brazil are investigating the reported massacre of up to 10 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe. It is believed that the indigenous people were killed by gold miners, who reportedly bragged about the attack afterwards. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the Javari valley. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 27 Sep 2017
  • Indonesia's environment devastated by illegal mining

    Metals from smart phones or laptops come from illegal mines in countries like Indonesia, where miners toil in mud and sand. The mining has a devastating effect on the islands' environment and people. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Bangka Island.

    published: 17 Aug 2015
  • Four illegal miners killed in a shoot-out with police

    Four illegal miners were killed in a shoot-out with police this morning. It happened near an abandoned mine shaft entrance in Boksburg. 18 Zama-Zamas were arrested and four firearms recovered. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news

    published: 23 Nov 2017
  • Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur

    Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur The illegal gold mining activities in the sleepy town of Bayog in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur have been going on for the past 15 years. Small scale miners have illegally claimed hundreds of hectares of lands in Balabag in the mountain village of Depore and since then have caused tremendous environment pollution. The illegal miners used cyanide and nitric acid and other hazardous chemicals including mercury to process gold. And despite these problems, Filipino authorities are hapless in putting a stop to illegal mining in Bayog where miners blasted their way through tunnels with improvised explosives. Many laborers and miners had died from landslides and collapsed tunnels, but the greed over the ...

    published: 29 May 2012
  • Four suspected illegal miners found murdered in South Africa

    Police are looking for suspects after the bodies of four suspected illegal miners were discovered by mine security guards at a gold mine in Benoni, near Johannesburg on Saturday. Reports said that the bodies were initially found by off-road bikers. Police said the four men had been shot in the head execution style. They found seven bullet casings at the scene." Illegal mining of abandoned mines is common in South Africa, with miners working in treacherous conditions in the hunt for gold ore.

    published: 22 Jul 2014
  • Illegal miners in Ghana risk lives to survive closure of AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine

    Obuasi town in the western region of Ghana was once a hive of activity. Known as the golden city of Ghana, Obuasi has been reduced to a former shadow of itself. The gold rush that once existed is no more Africa's top gold producer, AngloGold Ashanti, closed shop two years ago and with it went jobs, the economy suffered and the ripple effects still echo to date. "This town is becoming a ghost town and everything has come down so it's up to the government for them to sit down the Anglo Ashanti… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/09/01/illegal-miners-in-ghana-risk-lives-to-survive-closure-of-anglogold-ashanti-s Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.y...

    published: 02 Sep 2016
  • Dozens of trapped illegal miners rescued in South Africa

    Originally published on February 17, 2014 Sign up for a free trial of News Direct's animated news graphics at http://newsdirect.nma.com.tw/Reuters.aspx ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ As many as 200 illegal miners were found trapped in an unused mine near Johannesburg in South Africa on Saturday, February 15. Twelve out of as many as 200 trapped illegal miners have been rescued from a collapsed mine shaft near South Africa's biggest city, Johannesburg. Police on patrol on Saturday morning heard cries for help coming from underground and discovered an illegal mine in the town of Benoni, just east of Johannesburg. Illegal mining of abandon shafts is common in South Africa and it's believed a tunnel being built by the m...

    published: 16 Mar 2014
  • Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

    Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa

    published: 11 Sep 2016
  • Illegal Miners Arrested After Rescue From Abandoned Gold Mine In South Africa

    At least 11 men have been rescued after a group of illegal miners in South Africa became trapped underground in an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg. Those brought to the surface were checked by medics before being arrested for illegal mining. Others were refusing to come out for fear of being detained, it was reported. http://news.sky.com/story/1212420/south-africa-miners-rescued-from-disused-shaft SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more great content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://i...

    published: 17 Feb 2014
  • ODTV: NSCDC NABBS ILLEGAL MINERS

    ODTV: NSCDC NABBS ILLEGAL MINERS

    published: 14 Nov 2017
  • Illegal Miners Arrested AM News on JoyNews 15 2 18

    published: 15 Feb 2018
  • Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests

    Click for more: http://to.pbs.org/uIvJkW In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world\'s richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru.

    published: 08 Nov 2011
  • TechKnow - Gold at any cost: Illegal mining in Peru

    For more than 50 million years, the Amazon rainforest has been a cradle of life. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat due to illegal gold mining. TechKnow's Phil Torres heads to La Pampa, the buffer zone of Tambopata National Reserve, to witness how illegal mining is turning forests into toxic wastelands. There, more than 100,000 acres of rainforest have been cleared. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 17 Jan 2016
  • Illegal Miners – Joy News Interactive (14-2-18)

    Illegal miners are back to post in some parts of the Central Region, nine months after the government imposed the nationwide injunction on all forms of small-scale mining across the country.

    published: 14 Feb 2018
  • Illegal Chinese Gold Mining in Ghana

    The Chinese regime is Africa's largest trade partner and miners in countries such as Ghana increasingly rely on Chinese equipment and capital. But there are concerns that Chinese entrepreneurs are involved in illegal mining activities beyond the view of Ghana's regulatory regime, and locals say their share of the profits is shrinking. Foreign gold seekers are nothing new in Ghana, but a new wave of prospectors are now making their presence felt, this time from China. Ghana's laws say foreign companies are only allowed to work on large, open-pit operations. But campaigners say Chinese entrepreneurs are also illegally controlling small-scale operations behind the scenes, typically through a local intermediary. Ghana is Africa's second largest gold exporter. More than 100,000 Ghanaians wor...

    published: 14 Mar 2011
  • [BREAKING NEWS] Three illegal miners surface

    In developing news from our reporter on the scene... It's reported that the miners who were trapped underground at a disused mine in Langlaagte, south of Johannesburg are coming to the surface. For more on this we cross to our reporter Chriselda Lewis. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news

    published: 12 Sep 2016
  • Illegal miners arrested

    In an ensuing shoot-out between the police and illegal miners, four of the miners were fatally shot and 18 others were arrested at an open field in Boksburg.

    published: 24 Nov 2017
  • Ghana environment pay cost of illegal mining

    Huge swathes of land and 75 percent of country's waterways have been polluted by unauthorised gold mining. Ama Boateng reports Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

    published: 24 Jun 2014
  • Illegal miners in South Africa vs law enforcement

    Illegal mining operations in South Africa

    published: 11 Sep 2016
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South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

South Africa's Illegal Gold Mines

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Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News In the 1970s, South Africa was the world's most prolific exporter of gold. Over the years, industrial decline has seen widespread closures of the mines across the country. However, Johannesburg sits on the biggest gold basin ever discovered. It's perhaps not surprising that many of these abandoned mines have seen a recent boom in illegal mining activity. Everyday, hundreds of illegal gold miners, known as Zama Zamas, descend kilometers deep beneath the surface. The miners often spend weeks underground, toiling away at the country's untapped gold reserves. Observers have suggested that illegal mining is now so widespread, black-market gold arguably supports the communities once subsistent on the very same mines they worked in before they shut down. The lack of policing in the mines has seen the practice go on largely unabated. However, in the absence of law enforcement, the extensive network of abandoned mines beneath the region has become an arena to deadly gang warfare between rival factions. VICE News visited illegal mines near Johannesburg, to meet the Zama Zamas risking life and limb everyday in the violent struggle for South Africa's illegal gold. Check out the VICE News beta for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/
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GOING FOR GOLD - Short documentary about Ghana's illegal mining

GOING FOR GOLD - Short documentary about Ghana's illegal mining

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The Golden Underworld -SEG2

The Golden Underworld -SEG2

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22 March 2017 - Crime it seems is everywhere, both above and underground.With illegal gold miners increasingly being targeted by rival miners or thieves, most Zama-Zama’s have their own security.
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Time is Dust: Illegal gold mining in Peru

Time is Dust: Illegal gold mining in Peru

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Thousands of small-time miners are digging up and destroying the Peruvian Amazon. The police and army are after them. Environmentalists the world around condemn them. It’s a disaster and its only getting worse. But what do the miners themselves have to say? Hear what they have to say - and see how they live and work - on an unprecedented journey into the illegal mines. Where crooks and killers toil alongside otherwise honest men in search of gold – and a way out of life-threatening poverty. See more: http://peru.cctv-america.com/ Watch CCTV America LIVE on your computer, tablet or mobile www.cctvamericalive.com Subscribe to CCTV America on YouTube: CCTVAmerica1 Follow CCTV America: Twitter: @cctv_america Facebook: CCTVAmerica Google+: CctvamericaTvnews »» Watch CCTV America «« Washington, DC (and greater area) • MHz - Channel 3 • COMCAST (Xfinity) - Channel 273 • FIOS - Channel 277 New York CityTime Warner - Channel 134 • FiOS (Verizon) - Channel 277 Los AngelesCharter Cable - Channel 562 • Time Warner - Channel 155 Satellite NationwideDISH TV - Channel 279
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Operation Vanguard Arrests 70 Illegal Miners At Konongo

Operation Vanguard Arrests 70 Illegal Miners At Konongo

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Brazil probes ‘Amazon massacres’ by illegal miners

Brazil probes ‘Amazon massacres’ by illegal miners

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Authorities in Brazil are investigating the reported massacre of up to 10 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe. It is believed that the indigenous people were killed by gold miners, who reportedly bragged about the attack afterwards. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from the Javari valley. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Indonesia's environment devastated by illegal mining

Indonesia's environment devastated by illegal mining

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Metals from smart phones or laptops come from illegal mines in countries like Indonesia, where miners toil in mud and sand. The mining has a devastating effect on the islands' environment and people. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from Bangka Island.
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Four illegal miners killed in a shoot-out with police

Four illegal miners killed in a shoot-out with police

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Four illegal miners were killed in a shoot-out with police this morning. It happened near an abandoned mine shaft entrance in Boksburg. 18 Zama-Zamas were arrested and four firearms recovered. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur

Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur

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Balabag: A documentary film on illegal mining in Zamboanga del Sur The illegal gold mining activities in the sleepy town of Bayog in the southern Philippine province of Zamboanga del Sur have been going on for the past 15 years. Small scale miners have illegally claimed hundreds of hectares of lands in Balabag in the mountain village of Depore and since then have caused tremendous environment pollution. The illegal miners used cyanide and nitric acid and other hazardous chemicals including mercury to process gold. And despite these problems, Filipino authorities are hapless in putting a stop to illegal mining in Bayog where miners blasted their way through tunnels with improvised explosives. Many laborers and miners had died from landslides and collapsed tunnels, but the greed over the precious metal is stronger over personal safety and the unabated mining still continues. Directed by Al Jacinto (PMPDA) A Mindanao Examiner Production All Rights Reserved 2012 For distribution and showing, please contact the Mindanao Examiner Productions in Zamboanga City Ph +6362 9925480 mindanaoexaminer@gmail.com Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur, Mindanao Examiner, Al Jacinto, Short Film, Illegal Mining
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Four suspected illegal miners found murdered in South Africa

Four suspected illegal miners found murdered in South Africa

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Police are looking for suspects after the bodies of four suspected illegal miners were discovered by mine security guards at a gold mine in Benoni, near Johannesburg on Saturday. Reports said that the bodies were initially found by off-road bikers. Police said the four men had been shot in the head execution style. They found seven bullet casings at the scene." Illegal mining of abandoned mines is common in South Africa, with miners working in treacherous conditions in the hunt for gold ore.
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Illegal miners in Ghana risk lives to survive closure of AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine

Illegal miners in Ghana risk lives to survive closure of AngloGold Ashanti's Obuasi mine

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Obuasi town in the western region of Ghana was once a hive of activity. Known as the golden city of Ghana, Obuasi has been reduced to a former shadow of itself. The gold rush that once existed is no more Africa's top gold producer, AngloGold Ashanti, closed shop two years ago and with it went jobs, the economy suffered and the ripple effects still echo to date. "This town is becoming a ghost town and everything has come down so it's up to the government for them to sit down the Anglo Ashanti… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/09/01/illegal-miners-in-ghana-risk-lives-to-survive-closure-of-anglogold-ashanti-s Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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Dozens of trapped illegal miners rescued in South Africa

Dozens of trapped illegal miners rescued in South Africa

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Originally published on February 17, 2014 Sign up for a free trial of News Direct's animated news graphics at http://newsdirect.nma.com.tw/Reuters.aspx ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ As many as 200 illegal miners were found trapped in an unused mine near Johannesburg in South Africa on Saturday, February 15. Twelve out of as many as 200 trapped illegal miners have been rescued from a collapsed mine shaft near South Africa's biggest city, Johannesburg. Police on patrol on Saturday morning heard cries for help coming from underground and discovered an illegal mine in the town of Benoni, just east of Johannesburg. Illegal mining of abandon shafts is common in South Africa and it's believed a tunnel being built by the miners contributed to the collapse. Rescuers brought up a dozen miners, but Reuters reports as many as 200 people may have been in the mine at the time of the collapse. While some of miners have safely reached the surface, an unknown number remain underground as they fear arrest, South African authorities said. South Africa's mining wealth accounts for 60 percent of its export revenue. It's also thought to be home to 80 percent of the world's platinum and 50 percent of the globe's gold reserves. Most mining accidents in South Africa in recent years have occurred in illegal, abandoned mines, with nine deaths reported in three separate incidents in the month of February 2014. The shaft where the incident took place is owned by Chinese bullion producer Gold One, which is not currently prospecting in it. Reuters reports that Gold One spokesman Grant Stuart explained that the miners had been trapped in a ventilation shaft. "The illegal miners have dug a tunnel right next to it to access the shaft and it has collapsed behind them," he said, adding that recent heavy rains may also be a factor in the collapse. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Next Media Animation's News Direct service provides daily, high-quality, informative 3D animated news graphics that fill in for missing footage and help viewers understand breaking news stories or in-depth features on science, technology, and health. To subscribe to News Direct or for more info, please visit: http://newsdirect.nma.com.tw/Index.aspx
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Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

Illegal mining in South Africa. AK47 and snipers

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Police clean up illegal mining operations in South Africa
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Illegal Miners Arrested After Rescue From Abandoned Gold Mine In South Africa

Illegal Miners Arrested After Rescue From Abandoned Gold Mine In South Africa

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At least 11 men have been rescued after a group of illegal miners in South Africa became trapped underground in an abandoned gold mine near Johannesburg. Those brought to the surface were checked by medics before being arrested for illegal mining. Others were refusing to come out for fear of being detained, it was reported. http://news.sky.com/story/1212420/south-africa-miners-rescued-from-disused-shaft SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynews Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreak Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynews For more great content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124 iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8 Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
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ODTV: NSCDC NABBS ILLEGAL MINERS

ODTV: NSCDC NABBS ILLEGAL MINERS

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ODTV: NSCDC NABBS ILLEGAL MINERS
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Illegal Miners Arrested   AM News on JoyNews 15 2 18

Illegal Miners Arrested AM News on JoyNews 15 2 18

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Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests

Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests

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Click for more: http://to.pbs.org/uIvJkW In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world\'s richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru.
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TechKnow - Gold at any cost: Illegal mining in Peru

TechKnow - Gold at any cost: Illegal mining in Peru

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For more than 50 million years, the Amazon rainforest has been a cradle of life. Its pristine forests, however, are increasingly under threat due to illegal gold mining. TechKnow's Phil Torres heads to La Pampa, the buffer zone of Tambopata National Reserve, to witness how illegal mining is turning forests into toxic wastelands. There, more than 100,000 acres of rainforest have been cleared. - Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check out our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Illegal Miners – Joy News Interactive (14-2-18)

Illegal Miners – Joy News Interactive (14-2-18)

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Illegal miners are back to post in some parts of the Central Region, nine months after the government imposed the nationwide injunction on all forms of small-scale mining across the country.
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Illegal Chinese Gold Mining in Ghana

Illegal Chinese Gold Mining in Ghana

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The Chinese regime is Africa's largest trade partner and miners in countries such as Ghana increasingly rely on Chinese equipment and capital. But there are concerns that Chinese entrepreneurs are involved in illegal mining activities beyond the view of Ghana's regulatory regime, and locals say their share of the profits is shrinking. Foreign gold seekers are nothing new in Ghana, but a new wave of prospectors are now making their presence felt, this time from China. Ghana's laws say foreign companies are only allowed to work on large, open-pit operations. But campaigners say Chinese entrepreneurs are also illegally controlling small-scale operations behind the scenes, typically through a local intermediary. Ghana is Africa's second largest gold exporter. More than 100,000 Ghanaians work in these small, dark mine shafts. Together they produce about 20 percent of the country's gold. The Chinese regime is Africa's largest trade partner with two-way volume reaching $100-billion U.S. dollars in 2010. Some welcome the Chinese because they bring necessary capital and equipment. But some workers in Ghana's pits accuse Chinese entrepreneurs of increasing their share of local profits. [Joseph Ben, Former Illegal Miner]: "The Chinese people bring their equipment which makes the work easy for you and they know the work too, but when you are sick they don't pay your hospital bills you have to use your own money." Mr. Ben says he used to work in a Chinese run mine where he was paid 80 Ghana cedi, or about $50 U.S. dollars, per month. Now he's paid twice as much in a mine owned by Ghanaians. Last month the police arrested 25 Chinese miners said to be working illegally around the village of Wasa. The association of communities affected by mining says Chinese companies have built networks of local people, including miners, local chiefs and security agents, to give them cover for illegal mining. For more news and videos visit ☛ http://english.ntdtv.com Follow us on Twitter ☛ http://twitter.com/NTDTelevision Add us on Facebook ☛ http://on.fb.me/s5KV2C
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[BREAKING NEWS] Three illegal miners surface

[BREAKING NEWS] Three illegal miners surface

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In developing news from our reporter on the scene... It's reported that the miners who were trapped underground at a disused mine in Langlaagte, south of Johannesburg are coming to the surface. For more on this we cross to our reporter Chriselda Lewis. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news
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Illegal miners arrested

Illegal miners arrested

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In an ensuing shoot-out between the police and illegal miners, four of the miners were fatally shot and 18 others were arrested at an open field in Boksburg.
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Ghana environment pay cost of illegal mining

Ghana environment pay cost of illegal mining

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Huge swathes of land and 75 percent of country's waterways have been polluted by unauthorised gold mining. Ama Boateng reports Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Illegal miners in South Africa vs law enforcement

Illegal miners in South Africa vs law enforcement

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