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Vol 42 No 18

Published 14th September 2001


Tanzania

Bulyanhulu

Allegations about the brutal eviction of miners are being tested again

Environmental activists are demanding an international investigation into allegations that over 50 people were killed when Tanzanian police cleared the area surrounding the Bulyanhulu gold mine in 1996. Pending the results, the activists want the World Bank group and the Canadian government to suspend loan guarantees to the Kahama Mining Corporation, a joint venture between Canada's Barrick Gold Corporation and the President Benjamin Mkapa's Tanzanian government, which mines the Bulyanhulu concession.

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