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The Human Cost of Australia's Mining Empire in Africa

Dirty Diggers: A Citi News report on mining in Upper West Region

Aug 5, 2015 • Latif Mahama • CitiFM, Ghana

Trouble is looming in villages and towns where some Australian mining companies exploring and mining for gold in Ghana’s Upper West Region.

A Citi News investigation has revealed that questionable land records are at the foundation of a rising tension between the local people and the mining companies.

Also, the villagers’ view that the mining companies, including Azuma Resources, are violating their economic and religious rights to explore for gold is fueling tension tensions.

In this report, Citi News’ Latif Mahama has been investigating the various issues stoking the tension between villagers and mining companies in the Upper West Region.

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