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North Mara, Tanzania – Unanswered questions for Acacia Mining and Barrick Gold

Catherine Coumans

Ph.D. Research Coordinator and Asia-Pacific Program Coordinator

Acacia’s Response to Globe and Mail Article raises more questions than it answers about human rights violations at the North Mara mine in Tanzania. RAID and MiningWatch Canada note that Barrick has also responded to the newspaper article 'Police killed 65, injured 270 at Barrick mine in Tanzania, inquiry hears’, recognising that violence at North Mara (‘there have been confrontations with police resulting in deaths’) is a matter of concern for Barrick as a majority shareholder in an affiliated mine. Acacia, which seeks to consign violations at North Mara to history, has yet another opportunity to account for human rights-related incidents at North Mara in the very recent past.