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21 Nov 2017

Tanzania: Activists want justice for victims of alleged human rights abuses at Acacia's mine included in govt.'s framework agreement with parent Barrick Gold; company responds

Human rights advocacy organisations have urged the govt. to address human rights abuses allegedly committed at Acacia's North Mara mine, as part of the framework agreement with Acacia's parent company, Barrick Gold. The activists are seeking President Magufuli’s intervention that will see him launch an urgent judicial investigation into the unlawful use of force, killings, injuries, rape and other human-rights violations by the Tanzanian police and mine security. Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Acacia to respond to the allegations. The full response is provided.