Barrick Gold settles claims by Tanzanian mining victims

Canadian mining giant Barrick Gold, operator of the troubled Porgera gold mine in PNG, has settled legal claims for injuries and deaths at its mine in Tanzania. This legal success story for victims in Africa stands in stark contrast to the lack of restitution for the victims of mining in Bougainville, Porgera and elsewhere in PNG…

Statement from Leigh Day in relation to legal action against African Barrick Gold plc

Shanta Martin from Leigh Day with clients in Tanzania

Shanta Martin from Leigh Day with clients in Tanzania

“In 2013, a number of Tanzanian claimants represented by Leigh Day initiated proceedings against African Barrick Gold plc (now Acacia Mining plc) and its subsidiary, North Mara Gold Mine Limited (NMGML), in the English Courts in relation to injuries and fatalities at the North Mara mine.Shanta Martin a partner in the International Group Claims team at law firm Leigh Day announced today:

“The claims were denied by Acacia Mining and NMGML. The litigation and further claims have been settled out of court.”

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