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Small-scale Gold Mining: Chinese Operations in Cameroon

Ein Film von Katja Becker und Jonathan Happ (2016) in Zusammenarbeit mit dem vom BMBF-geförderten Forschungsprojekt AFRASO –"Afrika's Asiatische Optionen" (h...

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Comment by FOTIE LELE RODRIGUE on December 20, 2016 at 10:31

You are right Majala,
Thanks to Diderot for this video. As you see in the video, this is what people called mining in Cameroon, except the 2 or 3 junior exploration companies that are trying to do well.
ASM Gold mining have been creating more problems than before. No respect to regulations that harm the community and environment under the control of parliamentarians and government members. The artisanal mining in Cameroon in forbidden for non-Cameroonian however it is most of expert seeing in the field.
The AMV should be implemented quickly to stop this irresponsible mining?

Comment by Majala Mlagui on December 8, 2016 at 14:30

Thanks for sharing.

There are so many discussion points from this video -
- the role of mining companies in communities,
- the share that trickles down to the mining community from the 30% the state collects from semi-mechanised operations,
- the impact of the Chinese within the rural communities,
- if the Chinese went to Cameroon for some specific work, how are they now "looking for money to go back home" ?,
- where are the Chinese women in these types of roles or areas?,
- where do the allegiances of the translators lie,
- is there a case to restrict these levels of mining to nationals only, the argument being that locals are better placed to develop the areas around them and are not "working fast to run back home" (See min 17:54)?
- agriculture vs mining in areas with limited regulation, 
- what ways can the soil be rehabilitated post mining,
- is there a new language developing "chinofrancanglais" ? .. so many questions... 
Comment by Didrot NGUEPJOUO on November 2, 2016 at 12:17

I just made this 20 mins' documentary on the slightly mechanized artisanal mining in Cameroon (French/English).
Please, enjoy!

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