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Fury over alleged toxic leaks in Barrick mine; Tarime residents want probe, amends
by Beldina Nyakeke The Citizen (Tanzania)
March 26th, 2013
The Tarime District Council chairman, Mr Amos Sagara, has asked the government to form a task force to investigate challenges facing villages surrounding the Barrick North Mara Gold Mine and come up with a lasting solution.

Tanzania: Concern As Mine Terminates MoU With Communities
by MOSES MATTHEWTanzania Daily News
March 8th, 2013
COMMUNITIES surrounding North Mara Gold Mine have pleaded with the government to intervene in the land dispute between them and the mine operated by African Barrick Gold (ABG) after the latter terminated a memorandum of understanding between the two parties.

Economic Displacement + Water Depletion + Long-Term Pollution ≠ Sustainable Development
ProtestBarrick editor Sakura Saunders distributed this fact sheet at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto on March 5, 2013. It is just the tip of the iceberg regarding Barrick's abuses, but enough points to prove a point that Barrick does not promote sustainable development at their mine sites. The fact sheet was distributed after Saunders spoke during the question period of the CEO panel which featured Barrick CEO, Jamie Sokalsky.

Tanzania: Two Killed in Mine Invasion
by Jacob MuginiTanzania Daily News
March 4th, 2013
TWO people were on Saturday killed at the North Mara Gold Mine which is operated by African Barrick Gold (ABG), police have said. "Examination on the bodies of the deceased at the Tarime District Hospital has just been concluded and it indicates that the lady was shot on her left eye by a bullet which came out of her body through her back and we are still investigating whether the bullet was fired by our officers,' Mr Sabastian Zakaria, a senior police officer at the Tarime special regional police zone said on Sunday afternoon.

African Barrick Sees Lowest Gold Output Since London Listing
by Thomas BiesheuvelBloomberg
February 14th, 2013
African Barrick Gold Plc, the Tanzania-focused producer of the precious metal, forecast the lowest output since its shares began trading in London in 2010 amid a review of operations to cut costs.

African Barrick disappoints as output to shrink again
by Sarah YoungReuters
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 NyakekeThe 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!
Mining Review
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 DoyaBloomberg
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 YorkGlobe 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 MussaEast 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 MuginiDaily 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 WongThe 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
Guardian
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
http://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/news/-/2558/1298496/-/nglnxfz/-/
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
The Financial
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.

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