Illegal gold mining: Killing rivers and livelihoods – BBC Africa



60% of Ghana’s water bodies are now polluted, largely due to illegal mining activities. Ghana is the leading producer of gold in Africa and about 35% of it is extracted by small-scale miners, most of them operating illegally.
Over the last few years, the government has been clamping down on their activities, but some communities say they’re frustrated that they’re not seeing enough change.

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