Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) a organisé à Kinshasa, du 29 au 30 septembre 2015, au Fleuve Congo Hôtel, la Conférence sur le commerce illicite de l’Or congolais. La conférence a été organisée conjointement avec le programme Open Society Justice Initiative (Open Society Justice Initiative) de New York, en collaboration avec l’Ong TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) de Suisse.
Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) held a Conference on the Illicit Trade of Congolese Gold at Hôtel du Fleuve Congo, in Kinshasa on 29-30 September 2015. The conference was jointly organized with the New York Open Society Justice Initiative Programme, in collaboration with TRIAL, an NGO from Switzerland.
In Malawi, SARW, in partnership with Citizens for Justice and SADC-PF and the Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Mining to review the draft Mines and Minerals Bills
Kasulo is a township in the District of Kolwezi in the resource rich Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kolwezi is home to the DRC’s biggest copper mining investment—the Chinese Sicomine, Suisse Glencore and the new mines company -- Africa Minerals (Nationalite). All three have some of the biggest copper and cobalt reserves in the world. The population of Kasulo was moved here by government from other areas to give way to mining activities. Kasulo had never known mining activities until March 2014 when people discovered copper under their feet and houses.
Governor, Dr. John Mangudya plans to engage artisanal miners on responsible gold mining and decriminalise gold possession, which will assist artisanal miners.
The main goal of the training is to enhance parliament oversight capacity on extractive industries. It is expected that after this training, members of parliament would understand what is contained in the Bill and its potential impact on the development of Malawi.
Dans un puits de mine au fond baigné d’eau boueuse, 50 hommes donnent des coups de pelle sur les parois friables. D’autres tentent de ranimer une vieille pompe à eau afin de pouvoir drainer le puits et atteindre la couche de boue sous l’eau.
We, the representatives of over 300 members of Civil Society Organisations; Faith Based Organisations, Pan-African Networks and Organisations, Labour Movements, media, international partners and Community Based Organisations, have met from 9th – 12th February, 2015, in Cape Town to share experiences and deliberate on the role and the impacts of extractives on communities, the environment, animal life and society at large.
Third World Network-Africa (the secretariat of the pan-African network African Initiative on Mining, Environment and Society (AIMES)), the Southern African Resource Watch (SARW) and ITUC-Africa are convening a conference of activists in Lusaka, Zambia 19 - 20 November 2014.
Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Congolese raw gold -- mined, processed and exported -- circulates in the shadow economy operated by criminal, corrupt and often violent elites. At the same time, other gold resources that could provide important funding for the development of the Eastern Congo and the country at large, or create urgently needed jobs for Congolese, remain locked underground, unexploited.