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.

Tanzania 2015 Elections: Failure is not an Option

By Ozias Tungwarara

In many instances election management resembles crises management. This is simply because of the huge significance of elections as access to national resources and power; the personalization of state powers by elected officials and the reluctance of politicians to play by the rules.

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Persons with Albinism have faced serious threats to their lives as they are often hunted and killed for ritual purposes. This makes them a very vulnerable group who need urgent attention and protection of their rights to life and education.

Claude Kabemba | Jun 02nd, 2017

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

Claude Kabemba

SARW and its CSO partners in the DRC are concerned that the suspension of the conflict minerals rule promulgated by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act

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Karabo Van Heerden
The concept of migration and displacement is a global notion that manifests itself in the Southern African region. This article will discuss the concept as disproportionately affecting women more than their male counterparts, and in some instances even being deconstructive
Choiceless Choices of Women in Migration
Glenda Muzenda
Dynamics in female migration have undergone profound shifts in the economic, social and cultural perspectives in South Africa and the region in the post-apartheid era. Not only from a Southern African perspective but also globally there has been a wave of women’s movements
Building the Earth Law Movement
Editorial
OSISA partners the Gaia Foundation in building a network to strengthen and grow Africa’s regional earth jurisprudence, sometimes referred to as the Earth Law movement.
Amazon to Africa: The Gaia Foundation Celebrates 30 years
Liz Hosken
OSISA grantee, The Gaia Foundation has opened the exhibition ‘From Amazon to Africa’ in London, to celebrate 30 years of work. In a story spanning three decades and almost

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