Engaging in journalism activities without permission
Given that I had been followed around the tiny town for two days by men in ’80s-style wraparound sunglasses, it wasn’t really a surprise to me when I finally got arrested last Thursday in northern Tanzania. I had gone to the East African nation to investigate the deaths of five villagers gunned down at a mine in North Mara belonging to African Barrick, a subsidiary of Toronto-based mining giant Barrick Gold Corp.
See http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/998878–engaging-in-journalism-activities-without-permission.
Memorial for dead banned at gold mine in Africa
Families of the five men killed by security forces of a mine run by London-listed African Barrick, a subsidiary of Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold, are furious after that were denied permission to hold a memorial service Tuesday at the gold mine in North Mara.
See http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/995742–memorial-for-dead-banned-at-canadian-gold-mine-in-africa?bn=1.
Claims of sexual abuse in Tanzania blow to Barrick Gold
Just two weeks after the fatal shooting of seven people at one of its Tanzanian gold mines, Barrick Gold Corp is investigating allegations of sexual assault by about a dozen police and security guards at the same violence-plagued mine, run by its London-listed subsidiary, African Barrick. The Toronto-based corporate giant, the world’s biggest gold miner, is already reeling from allegations of gang rape by its security guards at another of its subsidiaries, in Papua New Guinea.
See http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/africa-mideast/claims-of-sexual-abuses-in-tanzania-blow-to-barrick-gold/article2040735/.