Has the Tanzanian Mining Sector Turned Bloody?


In response to growing complaints from members of the public, who have accused mining investors of harassment and murder, the government has vowed to take swift action.

Artisanal diamond miners at work in an open-pit mine.

  • Tanzania:  Small-Scale Miners to Pay Due Taxes

    Tanzania Daily News, 20 November 2012

    THE government is preparing Artisanal and Small Scale Mining (ASM) data base aimed at expanding revenue collection among small scale miners. read more »

  • Tanzania:  RPC Warns Mine Intruders as Seven Taken to Court

    Tanzania Daily News, 9 November 2012

    SEVEN men were arraigned to Tarime District Court for allegedly invading North Mara Gold Mine and causing chaos on Tuesday this week. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Youth Shot By Police at Mara

    Tanzania Daily News, 8 November 2012

    TARIME District Commissioner (DC) Mr John Henjwele has said that the law will take its course concerning the most recent fatal shooting of a civilian by a police officer at North ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  LHRC Goes to UN Over 'Killings'

    Tanzania Daily News, 13 October 2012

    THE Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) has gone to the United Nations and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, to investigate killings of innocent people in the ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  RPC Defends Police Over Mara Mine Shootings

    Tanzania Daily News, 2 September 2012

    REGIONAL Police Commander (RPC) for Tarime special police zone Assistant Commissioner of Police(ACP) Justus Kamugisha has defended cops involved in shooting dead two civilians at ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Police Fire Live Bullets At Civilians

    Tanzania Daily News, 1 September 2012

    ANTI-RIOT police have shot dead two civilians at the North Mara Gold Mine which is operated by African Barrick Gold (ABG) in the Northern Tarime District. read more »