Through articles written by academic experts in the course of the year, The Conversation Africa takes a look back at Ghana in 2022.
Grassroots miners are disadvantaged by current regulations.
A community centred approach is key to making headway in the battle against illegal mining
Ghana’s government should shift to a community-based and voluntary approach to forest restoration and conservation
The truth is that there are no easy and quick fixes, such as the governing party’s recent castration idea, which falls short on a range of scores.
Artisanal gold mining is highly organised and rule-bound. Men, women and even children participate a hierarchy sustained by a web of buyers, sponsors and customers.
Coastal erosion in West Africa is a cause for global concern. The global community must rally to address climate change which is causing the retreat.
Native Brazilians are among the Amazon’s most effective defenders against logging and mining, because they’re fighting not just for the environment but for their people’s very survival.
The institution of chieftaincy in Ghana must be involved if illegal mining is to be curbed
Efforts to regulate the lucrative mining venture are not proving successful due to collusion and corruption.
Banditry in northern Nigeria is making an already precarious security situation in the region worse.
Informal mining and invasive illegal mining have the same illegal status under law in South Africa. But is all informal mining the same? And should it all be deemed illegal?