Killings, land grabs, corruption… tensions and violence are rising in eastern Cameroon as Chinese firms take advantage of a regulatory twilight zone to mine gold. “There are constant conflicts between Cameroonians and the Chinese” over gold mining, said Narma Ndoyama, a farmer in Longa Mali, a small village in the middle of the mining area. He sees the encroachment of Chinese miners as a threat to his cassava farm. AFP contacted several Chinese miners in the region who declined to discuss the complaints of locals against them. Cameroon’s legislation stipulates that 25 percent of gold production should be handed over to the government.
Source: Cameroon Daily Journal April 22, 2018 15:11 UTC