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Liberia arrests 11 Ghanaians for engaging in illegal mining

– – Liberian officials have arrested eleven Ghanaians for engaging in what they call ‘illegal gold and diamond mining’. They were arrested in the Bong County following a joint operation comprising the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Ministry of Mines and Energy, according to officials. The Liberian security agency officials paraded publicly on Friday the Ghanaians who were handcuffed for the alleged crime. They would now be facing further probe and prosecution by the Ministry of Justice. Liberia’s Mines and Energy Minister Gesler E. Murray told the media that…

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Five illegal miners die after mining pit collapses in Ghana

– – Ghanaian officials have confirmed the death of five people after a mining pit collapsed on them. The incident occurred in a community called Anyafuri Gyaman in the Upper Denkyira West District, according to local media reporting. Officials said Thursday’s incident happened when the small scale miners were prospecting for gold in the central part of the country. At the time of the accident, about 20 miners were busy mining at the site, according to officials. 15 others who were rescued are said to be in critical conditions after…

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