Tanzania tells foreign Acacia Mining staff to leave the country

Tanzania tells foreign Acacia Mining staff to leave the country
A team of Acacia Mining staff at work. Courtesy Photo.

Dar es salaam, Tanzania | Reuters| Tanzania has asked foreign employees of London-listed Acacia Mining to leave the country in an escalation of a dispute that began in 2016 over allegations of tax evasion, a company spokesperson said on Friday 21st July, 2017.

Two senior local staff of the mining firm, Tanzania’s largest foreign investor, were detained and interrogated at an airport this week, the spokesperson confirmed. A source with direct knowledge of the matter said the arrests were related to the dispute.

Acacia Mining is one of the largest gold producers in Africa with three producing mines, all located in north-west Tanzania, and a portfolio of exploration projects across Africa