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Africa needs an African contextual response to COVID-19

Compiled by Moreblessings Chidaushe-Norwegian Church Aid Southern Africa Regional Advocacy office 30 March 2020 As more African countries are implementing lockdown measures as they make concerted efforts to contain COVID-19, panic is spreading at many levels across the African society.  On March 25,2020 having entered a state of emergency a …

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COVID-19: Mining Sector and Communities Situational Report

COVID-19: Mining Sector and Communities Situational Report First Series                             Date of Issue: 21 -28 March 2020 Situation in Selected Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) Communities A day before the declaration of a National Lockdown by the President of Zimbabwe, and with five officially confirmed COVID-19 cases, one casualty and …

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The right of access to water in Zimbabwe in the face of COVID-19: Assessment of the government’s response

Nqobizitha Ndlovu-Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association Introduction The 22nd of March 2020 marked the World Water Day annual commemoration with this year’s celebration running under the theme “Water and climate change.” The day was however eclipsed by the worldwide outbreak and spread of a viral disease COVID-19. A pandemic declared as …

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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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ZELA welcomes the renewed effort by US Security Exchange Commission (SEC) to enact mandatory disclosure rules for companies in the extractive sector

Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association 26B Seke Rd, Harare, Zimbabwe March 6, 2020 Vanessa A. Countryman, Secretary Securities and Exchange Commission 100 F Street NE Washington, DC 20549-1090  CC: Mr. William Hinman, Director, Division of Corporate Finance Mr. Barry Summer, Associate Director, Division of Corporation Finance Ms. Elizabeth Murphy, Associate Director, …

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ZELA Press Statement: Sustaining all life on earth

Harare– The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) would like to join the rest of the world in commemorating the World Wildlife Day (WWD). On the 20th of December 2013,the United Nations General Assembly at its 68th session declared March 3 as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness …

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KP CSC Opening Statement at the Mano River Union Regional Meeting Freetown, Sierra Leone (Family Kingdom Hotel)

25 February 2020 Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Hon Foday Rado Yokie EU Ambassador to SL, Mr Tom Vens MRU Deputy Secretary General, Dr Abubakarr Tarawalie GIZ Project Coordinator Mr Patric Makua WDC Executive Director, Elodie Daguzan Chair of WGAAP, Mr Maurice Miema Ladies and gentlemen good morning. Introduction …

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