Dar Es Salaam — Barrick Gold will give Tanzania a 16% stake in three gold mines, a 50% share of revenues from those mines and a one-off payment of $300m to resolve a dispute that has hit its operations in the country, the two sides said. The Canadian miner and the Tanzanian government have been in talks for months after the east African country banned the export of unprocessed minerals and enacted laws to raise state ownership of the nation’s mines. The agreement, announced on Thursday, comes after the new laws and a crackdown on mining firms slowed fresh investment in what has long been seen as one of Africa’s brightest mining prospects. President John Magufuli has said the government’s approach was aimed at ending what he called years of corrupt practices and tax evasion that had robbed the country of revenue. In March Tanzania banned the export of gold and cooper ore over a tax dispute with London-listed Acacia Mining, which is majority-owned by Barrick Gold. The ban was part of ...

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