Toronto’s leading newspaper, The Globe and Mail, has published a lengthy examination of the activities of the world’s second biggest gold miner in the east African state of Tanzania.
Its report – while giving space to the company’s own justifications for continuing with one of the most conflict-plagued and blood-stained extractive projects on the continent – also provides space to Barrick’s critics. The newspaper concludes that: “As long as Tanzanians are forced to choose between dying for a living and the potential wealth that they can gain by invading Barrick’s gold mine, the bloodshed at North Mara is likely to continue. Weapons and walls are a poor solution”.
Barrick’s Tanzanian operations are run by its London-listed subsidiary, African Barrick plc.
See an earlier article on the Mines and Communities website, giving background the the Globe and Mail article, at