“He was murdered”: Violence against Kuria high after Barrick takeover of mine

This report presents findings from research undertaken by MiningWatch Canada in North Mara, Tanzania, in September 2022. The issues addressed in this report have all occurred since Barrick’s September 2019 takeover of mine ownership and under Barrick’s CEO Mark Bristow. Findings are based on information provided by, among others, elected officials, community leaders, victims of violence by police who receive direct financial and other benefits from the mine (mine police), and family members of those who have perished as a result of excess use of force by mine police, as well as information provided by victims of violent and inequitable forced evictions, the legality of which is questionable.

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JULY 2017

Anger Boils Over at North Mara Mine Barrick/Acacia Leave Human Rights Abuses Unaddressed

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Inequality of Arms: A summary of concerns raised by victims of violence by private and public mine security at Barrick Gold’s North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania regarding the mine’s new Operation-level Grievance Mechanism

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APRIL 2018

Review of Barrick Gold / Acacia Mining’s Draft “Community Grievance Process – Standard Operating Procedure” for the North Mara Gold Mine in Tanzania

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