Exclusive: Tanzania tells foreign Acacia Mining staff to leave

Reuters News
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Posted: Jul 21, 2017 3:00 AM

LONDON (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.

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.

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(Reporting by Zandi Shabalala; Editing by Ed Cropley)