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175.8 million tons of uranium reserves have been confirmed so far at Mkuju River
La séance a tourné autour de l’examen de la proposition de loi relative au régime général des Hydrocarbures (Code des Hydrocarbures) et à la révision du code minier
The key aspect of the conflict that these initiatives have failed to resolve has been how to stop the illegal exploitation of mineral resources by the different local and external armed groups. There is good evidence that resources and civil war are causally linked in the DRC.
The chorus of opposition to mining in one of Zambia’s most important national parks is growing louder and louder.
After the influential parliamentary committee on environment, lands and tourism concluded that the government should reject Mwembeshi Resources’ proposal to mine in the Lower Zambezi National Park, the Southern Africa Resource Watch(SARW) has also come out firmly against the idea of mining in the park – or in any of the countries national parks.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has endorsed various international initiatives to promote transparency, good governance, and traceability mechanisms in the exploitation of natural resources. But in all these undertakings, the number of women involved in the fight against natural resources poor governance is insignificant.
SARW has been involved in providing civil society space to contribute to these revisions. For both processes, Congolese civil society has, through contribution from all civil society organisations working in the resource sector and from all the 11 provinces, produced and submitted its recommendations to government.
CIVIL Society Organisations say they are ready to dialogue with government to find a pro-Zambian and sustainable solution to the impasse surrounding the construction of Chisola dam.
Over 18 CSOs have petitioned the government over its decision to give a go-ahead to First Quantum Minerals to construct the dam, which was earlier stopped through an environmental protection order by the Zambia Environmental Management Agency.
The illegal trade in natural resources, especially minerals in the east of the DRC, is one of the factors that contribute to political instability and make it difficult to consolidate peace and democracy.
The project seeks to organise, inform and mobilise communities that are affected by mining activities to engage mining companies and governments (local, provincial and national) to ensure that they benefit (socially and economically) from the extraction and commercialisation of resources.