Countries across the continent are moving to quash illegal gold mining, using a variety of methods including formalising the sector, applying more stringent legal processes and even resorting to military intervention, with a Ghanaian court recently sentencing a Chinese national to prison for illegal gold mining,
“The court in the capital, Accra, sentenced Aisha Huang to four and a half years imprisonment and a fine of 48 000 Ghanaian cedis ($4 000) for running an illegal mining operation,” Reuters reported of the sentencing earlier in December, which brought an end to a trial that started in 2017.
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