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She’s Baaaaack! The Once Convicted “Galamsey Queen” is Arrested Again For Illegal Mining in Ghana

En (aka Aisha) Huang, the alleged "queen" of illegal mining during a court appearance in Accra. Image via GhanaWeb.

Aisha Huang made a stunning reappearance in Ghana this week when she appeared in an Accra circuit court with three accomplices to face charges of illegal mining.

Huang is one of the most famous characters in Ghana’s years-long effort to combat illegal mining. In the 2010s, Huang was known as the “Galamsey Queen” for her large-scale illegal mining operations in Ghana. After she was arrested and later convicted, the government deported her back to China, where she apparently changed her identity and snuck back into Ghana.

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