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Acacia Mining top execs. quit amid ongoing dispute with Tanzania

The Tanzanian gold producer, majority owned by Barrick, has been locked in a months-long dispute with the local government.

Barrick shares crater as Tanzania troubles grow

Disappointed shareholders sink Barrick Gold shares 7.6% after $300m settlement with east African country over export ban is labelled a "downpayment".

Acacia Mining takes further revenue hit, reviews Barrick-Tanzania deal

Chief Financial Officer Andrew Wray said the company doesn't even have the ability to make the upfront $300 million payment Barrick has promised to the government of Tanzania as part of a deal reached Thursday.

Barrick to give Tanzania stake in mines, $300 million to end dispute

The deal does not mean Tanzania will immediately lift the demand for Barrick's subsidiary Acacia Mining to pay $190 billion in allegedly unpaid taxes.

Tanzanian troubles drag down Barrick's production

World's number one producer still confident it will meet 2017 production guidance.

Petra Diamonds' shares sparkle as its solves labour disputes in South Africa

Company reached wage agreement with the main union at two of its mines in South Africa. Workers will return to work on Friday.

Petra jumps on Tanzania letting it resume diamond exports

Stock closed 12.2% higher at 64.80p, after it had fallen on Tuesday to its lowest since late 2015.

Acacia’s Buzwagi mine in Tanzania to produce just gold bars until it shuts

Gold bars are not impacted by the export ban on gold and copper concentrate imposed by the Tanzanian government in March.

Tanzania orders wall built around tanzanite mines, purchases of stones

President John Magufuli also directed the central bank to buy the precious stone to boost reserves — the latest twist in a spat with mining firms over alleged tax evasion.

South Africa labour disputes drag Petra Diamonds shares down

Shares in the diamond miner fell for a second consecutive day after it warned that two of its South african mines had been affected by strikes.

Petra Diamonds may breach debt covenants on troubles in Tanzania

The Africa-focused diamond miner said that would likely happen unless it solves its issues with the government of Tanzania.

Petra Diamonds shares crater after Tanzania seizes $15 million shipment

The diamond miner also had to halt operations at its Williamson mine as several key employees are being questioned by local authorities.

Tanzania kicks off probe into Petra Diamonds contract, orders officials to resign

President John Magufuli has asked for a review of a local contract belonging to Petra Diamonds and ordered senior officials to resign over the outcome of a probe into the diamond and tanzanite sector.

Acacia pulls back from major gold mine in Tanzania

“The decision was driven by unsustainable cash outflows at the mine due to the concentrate ban and the operating environment,” company officials said in a statement.

Barrick Gold, Tanzania begin talks to resolve Acacia Mining dispute

The world’s largest gold miner hopes to reach an agreement over claims against its subsidiary and the country’s current ban on mineral concentrate exports.

Acacia Mining now hit with $190 billion tax bill in Tanzania

Shares collapsed on the news to close almost 21% lower in London. Barrick, which has a 64% stake in Acacia, also fell in both Toronto and New York.

Tanzania officials question Acacia Mining staff in legal spat with Gov’t

Early reports claimed that Tanzania had asked foreign workers of the gold miner to leave the country, but a spokesperson for the company denied that story.

Acacia agrees to pay higher taxes set in Tanzania new mining law

It means that the miner, which had revenue of $1bn last year, will pay about $31 million extra in royalties a year.

AngloGold taking Tanzania to UN court over country’s new mining law

The miner said it continues to seek a “constructive dialogue” with the country's government to gain assurance that its operations will not be affected by newly enacted mining law.

Tanzania suspends granting of new mining licences

President John Magufuli has also ordered the mining ministry to freeze the renewal of expired permits.

Tanzania-focused miners face fresh challenges as country passes new laws

The two new laws allow the government to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate their contracts.

Tanzania laws would allow govt to tear up mining, energy deals

The Tanzanian government submitted three bills to parliament on Thursday that would allow it to force mining and energy companies to renegotiate their contracts.

Villagers invade Acacia's North Mara mine in Tanzania

Hundreds of villagers near the North Mara gold mine in Tanzania invaded the mine for several days last week in an attempt to steal gold ore.

Tanzania says Barrick to pay money owed by Acacia to Gov’t

Barrick confirmed chairman John Thornton met President John Magufuli for talks Wednesday, but didn't mention the details of what, if anything, had been agreed.

Tanzania accuses Acacia of illegal mining in fresh blow to Barrick’s subsidiary

Government accused the gold miner of operating illegally in the country and said it has been evading taxes.