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Tensions Rise in E. Cameroon Over Chinese Gold Miners

Tensions are brewing in eastern Cameroon between residents and small-scale Chinese gold miners who began setting up camp there six years ago. Local miners say the Chinese have taken away their livelihoods and are not living up to promises to develop the area.   Local miners began extracting gold around Betare Oya in 2007. Three years later, the Chinese arrived.   Miner Emmanuel Manga says he couldn’t compete and had to become a commercial moto driver. He says he now makes...

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