OLEG KAUZ
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GALAMSEY

What does it mean for citizens of a small Ghanaian town to live on one of the greatest gold occurrences on earth? The search for answers leads across a poisoned river and bleak moonscapes directly on the raft of illegal gold miners.
No other stone thrills man more than gold. Ghana, formally the Gold Coast of West Africa, is gripped since centuries by this delusion. As legal mining provides neither many jobs nor other meaningful support, many locals join the illegal business. With Chinese equipment they plough their rivers more effective and destructive than ever before. The use of mercury turns this trade into a ticking time bomb for everyone living at shore of Ghana’s gold rivers.