Shining the international spotlight on Barrick Gold and the crimes committed at its North Mara mine in Tanzania

unnamed.pngThere was a surge recently in international media coverage of the notorious North Mara gold mine in Tanzania as ForbiddenStories, an international consortium of 40 journalists publishing in 30 media organizations around the world, rolled out a number of damning articles revealing killings, rapes, intimidation and environmental destruction in the communities surrounding the mine. This story has a direct Canadian connection: Barrick Gold owns 63.9% of Acacia Mining, the company that owns 100% of the North Mara gold mine. Gwen talks to Catherine Coumans, Research Coordinator of Mining Watch Canada, which for years has been researching and publishing on the abuses at the mine.