|African Barrick disappoints as output to shrink again|
by Sarah Young, Reuters
February 13th, 2013
Miner African Barrick Gold forecast production would shrink for a fifth straight year and said it would focus on cutting soaring costs, after talks over a possible takeover of the firm collapsed in January.
|Nemc’s order to Barrick: SHUT DOWN THE TOXIC TAILINGS POND|
by Beldina Nyakeke, The Citizen (Tanzania)
January 26th, 2013
Mining giant African Barrick Gold was yesterday ordered to close a pit refuse facility at North Mara due to toxic leakages that are contaminating local water sources.
|Thousands invade gold mine in Mara. One dead.|
The Guardian Tanzania
November 9th, 2012
More than 4,000 people in Tarime District armed with traditional weapons have raided the North Mara Gold Mine (ABG) with the intention of stealing rocks rich in gold, prompting policemen who were on patrol to use weapons to disperse them, killing one person in the process.
|Barrick downgrades 2012 output: costs soar to $965/oz!|
October 29th, 2012
Miner African Barrick Gold plc has downgraded its 2012 production forecast and reported soaring production costs, hurting quarterly profit, as suitor China National Gold Group Corporation (CNGGC) continues its due diligence on the company.
|Tanzania to Levy Capital Gains Tax on Proposed Barrick Sale|
by David Malingha Doya, Bloomberg
August 30th, 2012
Tanzania’s revenue authority said it will require Barrick Gold Corp. (ABX) to pay a 20 percent tax on any capital gain resulting from its proposed sale of African Barrick Gold Plc (ABG) to China National Gold Group Corp.
|Activists want Barrick taxed on gains|
by PIUS RUGONZIBWA , Daily News Tanzania
August 22nd, 2012
STAKEHOLDERS have called for the government to hurriedly charge and collect Capital Gains Tax from the African Barrick Gold (ABG) following reports that its mother company, Barrick Gold, intends to sell off its stakes to a Chinese investor.
|For Barrick, Tanzanian mines lose their lustre|
by Geoffrey York, Globe and Mail
August 16th, 2012
Barrick Gold Corp.’s mining operations in Africa have been a publicity nightmare for the company for years, but until now the company had always seemed confident that the mines were profitable enough to withstand the damage to its reputation.
|Tanzania: New Local Pension Law Unfair|
by Ngwegwe Mussa, East Africa Business Week
August 13th, 2012
The newly introduced pension law in Tanzania that requires any employee to reach a maturely age of 55 years in order to retrieve his benefits has continued to get criticisms from majority of Tanzanians especially those in the private sectors. Recently different employees working with the mines of African Barrick Gold in Buryankulu (western Tanzania) aired their concerns on the newly signed law saying it was unfair and, they are willing to stage protests against it.
|Ministry to meet Barrick over Mara mine conflicts|
by Jacob Mugini, Daily News
July 15th, 2012
ENERGY and Minerals Ministry will soon meet with African Barrick Gold (ABG) management to find lasting solutions on recurrent conflicts between the Canadian miner and the local communities surrounding North Mara Gold Mine.
|Barrick launches new corporate social responsibility advisory board|
by Craig Wong, The Canadian Press
March 2nd, 2012
Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) is setting up a new corporate social responsibility advisory board that includes former Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler. "I guess the question in my mind is what an advisory committee is going to tell them that isn't already quite well known and documented...and where the solutions have also been proposed and they're actually just awaiting implementation," said Jamie Kneen of Mining Watch Canada.
|Meet whistleblower who paid through the nose|
February 19th, 2012
A personal story about how Barrick sabotaged a fact-finding mission to visit their mine sites with the religious community from Canada.
|Villagers blame goldmine for unfair compensation|
The Guardian (Tanzania)
January 9th, 2012
Kakola Namba Tisa villagers in Kahama District, Shinyanga Region, have lodged complaints against the Bulyahulu Goldmine owned by Barrick Tanzania for failing to compensate them fairly after the company took their land.
|Mining companies in Tanzania yet to pay raised royalty fees|
January 2nd, 2012
Tanzanians are yet to start benefiting from the new mining law which raised royalty paid on precious minerals including gold from three to four per cent because mining companies haven’t migrated to the new tax regime.
|African Barrick Gold Mine faces multimillion dollar suit|
the Guardian (Tanzania)
December 25th, 2011
Afrcan Barrick Gold (ABG) faces a multimillion court battle following its draconian decisions taken two years ago to freeze payments to Mwanza based firm, Simba Pipe Line, under the allegations of frauds.
|DJ Tanzania Inflation Rate Soars Over Food Shortage|
December 18th, 2011
Tanzania, Africa's third largest gold producer is also grappling with acute power shortages, blamed in lower water levels at its main hydro power stations. Power shortages have compelled the state power utility, Tanzania Electricity Supply Co. to embark on nation-wide rationing as it seeks to balance demand and supply. The country was hit by several months of drought late last year and earlier this year, affecting water levels at its hydro power stations and hitting its rain-fed agriculture.
|Barrick Gold blamed for neglecting sick workers|
by Joseph Mchekadona, the Guardian (Tanzania)
December 15th, 2011
African Barrick Gold (ABG) sick workers and some ex-workers residing in Dar es Salaam have complained about ill-treatment by their management and also of substandard services at the hotel they are residing.
|End of the Barrick Gold Lawsuit: Écosociété Settles Out of Court|
October 20th, 2011
At the conclusion of a judicial struggle that has lasted three and a half years, Éditions Écosociété has arrived at an out-of-court agreement with the multinational Barrick Gold. In order to put an end to the proceedings that Barrick Gold instituted against it in April 2008 for the sum of 6 million dollars, and for this reason only, Éditions Écosociété is ceasing the publication of the book Noir Canada and made a payment to Barrick through their insurer.
|Once again a SLAPP against Noir Canada!|
by Dominique Caouette, Catherine Dorion, Louis Dumont, Francis Dupuis-Déri, Jean-Marc Larouche, Lucie Lemonde, Normand Mousseau, Christian Nadeau, Pierre Noreau, Marcelo Otero, Éric Pineault, Michel Seymour, Sid Ahmed Soussi, Pierre Trudel et Daniel Turp, Free Speech at Risk
After three years of lobbying by the mining company Barrick Gold against the authors of Noir Canada and the publisher Écosociété, and pending a trial that was the culmination of a SLAPP, Barrick Gold has signed an out of court settlement with the authors and the publisher.
|Barrick’s Tanzanian project tests ethical mining policies|
by Geoffrey York, Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail asks: How did a leading Canadian corporate citizen and the world’s top gold producer get itself into this contradiction? And why does Barrick continue mining in a place where bloodshed and corruption seem inescapable?
|Barrick Gold’s Tanzanian headache|
by Geoffrey York, Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine
September 30th, 2011
Geoffrey York reports in the Globe and Mail's Business magazine, over 11 pages with colour photos on Barrick's mine in North Mara 'As long as Tanzanians are forced to choose between dying for a living and the potential wealth that they can gain by invading Barrick’s gold mine, the bloodshed at North Mara is likely to continue. Weapons and walls are a poor solution.'