Ghana is cracking down on Chinese gold miners working illegally
Chinese citizens who work at gold mines in Ghana
will not be protected by their home country if they get snared in a
crackdown on illegal mining, China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned
after some Chinese nationals were detained for working in the African
Although Ghana allows licensed companies to do small-scale gold mining,
“it’s still illegal for foreigners” to work in the sector, “and they
will not be protected by Ghanaian laws”, the ministry said on Monday on
the Chinese social media app WeChat.
Some Chinese citizens had been detained “in recent days” for working at
Ghanaian gold mines illegally, it said, without providing details.
China’s embassy in Ghana alerted miners at the start of the new year
that they faced the possibility of being arrested as the local
government stepped up its crackdown on foreign operations.
An official from the embassy’s consular affairs department, who declined
Burundi refugee held at Nairobi Women's Hospital over Sh1 million bill Ndayi Zaniye Ejide. Image: DELANNIE LUCHINA
September 18, 2018, is a day that will remain etched in the memory of Ndayi Zaniye Ejide.
It's a day that not only left Ndayi-a Burundi refugee to Kenya-almost paralysed but also lost her daughter in a road accident.
He was travelling with his family to the United Nations High
Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) headquarters in Westlands before the
accident along Uhuru Highway.
However, the pain and agony of this day still remain fresh on his head seven months later as he remains detained in hospital.
October 2018, was the month that Ejide, the family breadwinner was
meant to be walking out of the hospital to join his family and continue
with his recovery process from home but due to an accumulated bill of
Sh1.1 million has since then not been released from the hospital.
family of seven was initially admitted at the Kenyatta National
Hospital, they were …
President Farmajo (L) with Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) ahead
of his swearing in Wednesday in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Image: PSCU
March 22, 2019, media reports indicated that a rather high profile
visit by American government officials had taken place in Mogadishu. The
US Envoy to Somalia Donald Yamamoto together with the commander of the
US Africa Command (AFRICOM) General Thomas Waldhauser had held talks
with Somalia Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire and senior military and
The talks bordered on security partnerships in the region
with a particular emphasis on the US Africa Command’s interest in the
development of the Danab Advanced Infantry Brigade in Somalia.
The brigade described, as the most advanced infantry units on Somalia
will have five battalions and a brigade headquarters at Baledogle
Military Airfield. The US officials observed that Somalia was critical
to the security situation and the long-term stability of the …