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Chinese ‘Illegal Mining Queen’ Jailed in Ghana

Aisha Huang — a Chinese national with the notorious nickname “Galamsey Queen” — is now sitting in a Ghanaian prison cell after she was sentenced this week by the High Court in Accra for running a massive illegal mining operation.

The verdict dominated the media this week in Ghana but rather than focus on Huang and her offenses, commentators directed their ire towards wealthy landowners and the government who they feel enable people like Huang and other illegal miners to destroy the environment.

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