Girl Planting seeds

Murder, rape and claims of contamination at a Tanzanian goldmine

When safari tourists drive to the Serengeti national park in Tanzania, few realise they are passing one of the world’s most contentious goldmines.  Welcome to North Mara, one of the biggest mines in Tanzania, which since 2006 has been operated by London-listed Acacia Mining and predominantly owned by the world’s biggest goldmining company, Barrick, a Toronto-based firm that holds a 63.9% stake.  For the past two decades, this mine has been a place of danger, extreme violence and allegations of environmental contamination.  Read more....



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