Alternative Mining Indaba(DRC): Memorandum for the Attention of the Governor of Lualaba Province

By Claude Kabemba

The Congolese people in general, and local communities in particular, do not benefit from the exploitation of their mineral resources.

Victory for Activists in El-Salvador: A precedent for Southern Africa?

By Tiseke Kasambala

Late last month, the Central American state of El Salvador made history as the first country in the world to ban metal mining. The decision by lawmakers to ban mining in the country came after a protracted struggle between activists and mining companies to protect the country’s dwindling water sources from pollution by mining projects.

Kojo Busia of the Africa Minerals Development Centre moderated the discussion th

Southern Africa Mineral Governance Barometer Launched at #AMI2017

By Dorothy Brislin

Today’s governments are challenged with creating new approaches to governance that enable them to better exploit the developmental potential provided by mineral resources. Establishing regulatory frameworks and state capacity to ensure that activities and mining companies are compatible with efforts to promote inclusive and sustainable development are central to this challenge.

Sur le chemin du plaidoyer pour la proposition de loi relative à l'Accès à l'Inf

Sur le chemin du plaidoyer pour la proposition de loi relative à l'Accès à l'Information en RDC

By Henri Christin

Le plaidoyer pour la loi relative à l'accès à l'information en RDC qui a commencé depuis 2009 n'a vu ses premiers résultats qu'en Octobre 2015 avec le vote de cette loi à la chambre haute (Sénat) du Parlement. C'est fut un long combat des combattants.

Can Botswana’s Democracy carry Spirit of the Kalahari?

Can Botswana’s democracy carry spirit of the Kalahari?

By Delme Cupido

Botswana has long been hailed as a ‘miracle’ of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. In the last ten years however, this gilded reputation earned during 1970’s and 1980’s which reflected high economic growth levels and political stability, has lost much of its lustre.

Friday, Oct 06th, 2017

"Between 11-12, the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) reflects on its work in Natural Resources Governance (NGR) in the past 10 years. Ahead of an event to mark the reflection, SARW Director, Dr Claude Kabemba, shared some insights."

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Roger Mvita | 06 December 2017
Congolese Jurisprudence under International Criminal Law

To what extent is Congolese jurisprudence in line with that of international criminal tribunals, and in particular with that of the International Criminal Court (ICC) whose Congolese courts have directly applied the Statute?

Teru Fernandu, Micheal Iwangwa, Martha, Phillipus Babu,Adv. J. Walter,Kokie Disc
Delme Cupido

“With this booklet we hope to motivate and inspire the next generation of San learners and students to follow in the footsteps of the role models from various San communities in Namibia and Botswana presented here, who have persevered in their personal journeys of academic

Towards Democratic Developmental States in Southern Africa
Editorial
During the 1980s and 90s – the lost decades of development for Sub-Sahara – African states implemented Structural Adjustment Programmes at the behest of the IMF and World Bank. The new millennium, however, witnessed a change of fortunes, marked by rising growth at an
Understanding the Complex Nature of Corruption in 21st Century
Editorial
LILONGWE, MALAWI: In the aftermath of a scandal that revealed massive fraud, money laundering and corruption in Malawi’s public sector, the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has borne the burden of inspiring public confidence.

Tsitsi Fungurani

This brown bag explores opportunities for CSO engagement with AU treaty mechanisms, either in playing an oversight role to ensure implementation, or a complimentary role in supporting  processes through advocacy, engagement and/or other programmatic work within the

Claude Kabemba

The Congolese people in general, and local communities in particular, do not benefit from the exploitation of their mineral resources.

Tiseke Kasambala

Late last month, the Central American state of El Salvador made history as the first country in the world to ban metal mining. The decision by lawmakers to ban mining in the country came after a protracted struggle between activists and mining companies to protect the

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