Rosia Montana Day was celebrated on 6 February 2014 in more than 40 cities in Romania and worldwide, bringing together thousands of participants. Canadian company Gabriel Resources is trying to develop a gold mine at Rosia Montana. Gabriel's Romanian subsidiary has offices in London.
An Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) worker was shot dead, allegedly by police, during protests at the mine's plant near Northam in Limpopo on Friday, according to South African Broadcasting Corporation? (SABC) reports. The man was an Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) shop steward.
Tanzanian villagers using an internal company grievance process to raise complaints about UK mining firm African Barrick Gold (ABG) have been required to sign a confidential legal waiver, committing them to secrecy and barring them from taking part in any further actions against the company. African Barrick is a London-listed subsidiary of Barrick Gold, a Canadian company in which there is major British investment.
The Indian Central Board of Investigation (CBI) has started an inquiry against Sterlite Industries Chairman Anil Agarwal, who is also CEO of Sterlite's UK-listed parent company Vedanta, to probe alleged irregularities in the disinvestment of Hindustan Zinc Ltd on the basis of "oral information" provided by a complainant.