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Why calling for the total ban of wildlife trade does not make sense to Zimbabwean communities: Its illegal Wildlife Trade that we need to deal with

Compiled by Nobuhle T Mabhikwa-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Introduction Wildlife trade has been a topical issue in the past, but this time around what makes it more special is the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists suspect that the virus has its origins in snakes, bats and pangolins, the latter of which is …

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From where we stand: Taking away fishermen from the Zambezi River would only escalate illegal Wildlife Trade and poaching

Compiled by Byron Zamasiya-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association The COVID-19 which broke out in Wuhan city, Hubei Province, China late last year and spread to over 70 countries has taken the world by storm[1][2]. There is a general agreement that this disease which has its ecological reservoir in bats broke out …

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It never rains but pours & yet all hope is not lost

By Nobuhle T Mabhikwa -Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Small-scale mining has become an important source of  livelihood for Zimbabwe’s poor and other vulnerable populations.  Some rural populations in the country depend on mining as a primary source of income or as a critical supplement to meagre farming revenues. Women have …

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Real life challenges of programming in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic: A case for flexibility and agility in the development aid sector – Reflections from the South

Compiled by Nyaradzo Mutonhori and Moreblessings Chidaushe When it started with a few cases in Wuhan, China towards the end of 2019, COVID-19 was little discussed or given the attention it deserved, and the world may well have under-estimated its potential spread and impact right from the beginning. No-one was …

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Women:Major actors in the fight against Covid-19

By Fadzai Lee Midzi-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association On 22 March 2020 we were celebrating world water day, acknowledging the importance of water. In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change discourse, water remains a critical resource which is getting scarce by the day yet key in preventing the …

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ZELA’s position on COVID-19

25 March 2020 ATTENTION: ZIMBABWE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION PARTNERS,DONORS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS RE: COVID-19 MEASURES AND STRATEGIES TO REDUCE HEALTH AND SAFETY RISKS Greetings and here is hoping I find you well and safe. With the deadly novel coronavirus COVID 19 that has drastically affected most parts of Asia, Europe, …

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Zimbabwe’ embraces the Beneficial Ownership register in its new Companies and Other Business Entities Act

By Joyce Nyamukunda Machiri-Publish What You Pay-Zimbabwe Coordinator Zimbabwe has managed to come up with the new Companies and other Business Entities Act. The Act requires companies to keep and maintain a register of beneficial owners of the company and to file such information with the Registrar of Companies. This …

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