|Chileans divided over value of Barrick’s water fund|
by Cecilia Jamasmie, Mining.com
December 18th, 2012
2012 was not a great year for Canada’s Barrick Gold (NYSE, TSX: ABX) when it comes to its $8.5 billion Pascua Lama project, straddling the border of Argentina and Chile. There has been recent legal actions filed against the company for allegedly not having all the rights to proceed with the development of the mine. And now locals, divided over the merits of a water fund created by Barrick, threaten the fragile status quo in northern Chile.
|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.
|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.
|Accumulation by Dispossession: Barrick & Goldcorp’s Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine in the Dominican Republic|
by James Rodriguez, MiMundo
July 30th, 2012
Barrick and Goldcorp’s Pueblo Viejo gold mining project, the “biggest single foreign direct investment ever done in the Dominican Republic estimated at US $3.5 billion”, should begin full operations in July 2012. While the economic sectors deem it an economic blessing, the local population, environmentalists, and progressive groups strongly oppose it due to numerous social problems already underway and the potential to cause an irreversible environmental disaster in the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.
|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.
|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.'
by Michelle Slater, Castlemaine Independent
July 27th, 2011
Can gold ever be ethical?
|In an African mine, the lust for gold sparks a deadly clash|
by GEOFFREY YORK, The Globe and Mail
June 8th, 2011
The morning of May 16 began like many others. Carrying hammers and rucksacks, hundreds of Tanzanian villagers trudged to the mountain of waste rock at dawn expecting to make another illicit deal with the heavily armed police who protect it. Two hours later, at least five villagers were dead and many others wounded – gunned down by police at the gold mine owned by a subsidiary of Barrick Gold Corporation of Toronto.
|Tanzanians Killed at Barrick’s North Mara Mine Not Forgotten|
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Approximately 70 people gathered today at a commemoration held for the seven individuals killed in Tanzania at African Barrick Gold’s North Mara Mine. Public outcry over this violence has been amplified by recent reports that local security/police forces employed by the mine have attempted to ban a memorial ceremony for the deceased. To the horror of many local families, these security forces also stole 5 of the 7 peoples’ bodies from the mortuary.
|Gold mine saga sign of things to come |
by Mobhare Matinyi, The Citizen - TANZANIA
June 2nd, 2011
Once again, Tanzanians are mourning the deaths of five of their fellow citizens shot dead by police on May 16, at the African Barrick Gold’s North Mara gold mine in Tarime District, Mara Region.
|Toronto Star reporter arrested, deported for investigating North Mara murders|
by Jocelyn Edwards, The Star.com: CANADIAN PRESS
May 28th, 2011
Engaging in journalism activities without permission: Journalist, Jocelyn Edwards' account of being arrested and detained in Tanzania trying to investigate recent killings at Barrick Gold's North Mara mine.
|Barrick's Bodysnatchers: Wanton killings, criminalization, and degradation continue at the North Mara Mine in Tanzania
by Sakura Saunders, co-editor protestbarrick.net, The Dominion Paper (Canada)
May 26th, 2011
On May 16, over a thousand people entered a mine in northern Tanzania, desperate to collect whatever gold they could from the modern industrial site that used to be their bread and butter. But instead of providing the displaced artisanal miners with a boost to their meager income, the day ended in horror. Seven men were killed, and at least a dozen wounded when police unleashed a hail of bullets.
|Families accuse police of stealing bodies of Tanzanians killed at Canadian mine|
by Jocelyn Edwards, The Toronto Star
May 24th, 2011
Police stormed the mortuary late Monday night and forcibly removed bodies belonging to four of the five men shot, witnesses said. The fifth body, which relatives allege was mistreated, had already been buried and was not in the mortuary.
|Tarime killings: The inside story|
by George Marato, the Guardian (Tanzania)
May 22nd, 2011
Breach of trust within the unholy trinity comprising the police, company staff and youngsters pinning their livelihood on proceeds from the sale of gold concentrates, has emerged as the source of the high tension between North Mara Gold Mine and the neighbouring Nyamongo locality.
|Angry Nyamongo villagers attack MP|
The Guardian (Tanzania)
May 19th, 2011
Angry Nyamongo villagers yesterday pelted the Tarime Member of Parliament, Nyambari Nyangwine (CCM) and journalists with stones near North Mara Gold mine, the scene of bloody clashes earlier this week.
|North Mara’s message to government|
by Beldina Nyakeke , The Citizen (Tanzania)
May 17th, 2011
Relatives of people who were shot dead by police at Barrick North Mara gold mine have refused to take their bodies for burial until the government assures them on its plans to end calamities of that nature once and for all. Speaking here yesterday, they said that they were tired of the recurrence of such incidents in which their relatives have been losing their lives.
|FP: Seven ‘intruders’ killed at African Barrick mine|
by Peter Koven, Financial Post
May 17th, 2011
When Barrick Gold Corp. spun its African properties into a new company last year, investors knew they were being sold high-risk assets that had their share of problems. But they didn’t imagine this.
|Landmark decision gives miners exclusive land rights in Papua New Guinea|
A SENIOR lawyer has predicted that a recent landmark decision of the National Court giving Porgera Joint Venture Company exclusive rights of occupancy to its Special Mining Lease will affect thousands of landowners living in major resource development project areas throughout the country.
|Tanzania: Killings and Toxic Spill Tarnish Barrick Gold |
by Zahra Moloo, Toward Freedom
The Thigithe River in North Mara, Tanzania meanders through scattered villages and clumps of trees in a vast expanse of land ringed by hills close to the Kenyan border. Nearby, an enormous, sprawling mound of rocks and stones several meters high reaches up from the earth. This is the region's notorious gold mine, operated by African Barrick Gold, a subsidiary of the Toronto-based Barrick Gold Corporation. The mine has a reserve of an estimated 2.95 million ounces of gold.