Consultative Conference on Peace Agreements and Conflict Minerals in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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.


Opposition grows to mining in Zambian national park

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.


Women in Mining

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.


CSOs call for dialogue over Chisola dam impasse

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. 



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