Over the past decade UK-listed African Barrick Gold has become the largest gold producer in Tanzania. In 2010 the company budgeted a total of $20.4 million for protection at all four of its Tanzanian mines; the biggest share going to North Mara, a 16-square-mile lease just west of the Serengeti National Park.
In this article, Bloomberg’s Cam Simpson graphically describes what implementation of Barrick’s “security” means in practice as local smallscale miners die, or are injured, in clashes with police.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10619.