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SARW’s Edward Lange launches Mining Community Participation Tool Kit

By Derrick Sinjela Southern African Resource Watch (SARW) Senior Research and Advocacy Officer, Edward Lange says the SARW Tool Kit for Effective and Sustainable Community Participation Grievance Redress Mechanism and Environmental Justice Financing in Mining Projects guarantee mediation among investors and host mining areas in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Speaking at the just concluded Tuesday, 29th-Wednesday 30th August 2023 Zambia Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI) themed: “Strengthened critical minerals governance in the energy transition era in Zambia for all Zambians,” Mr. Lange explained that the instrument will benefit quicker resolution of conflict in mining areas. The 2023 ZAMI...

Albir Krganov, Head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia: “We are not against science, we are against Satanism”

The International Religious Forum, which took place from 13 to 14 September, has ended in St. Petersburg. The event gathered a large number of participants from almost 50 countries. Among them were leaders and representatives of different religious denominations and communities. Today the theologians face the phenomenon of the development of information technologies, because along with the progress there are more and more threats to people of faith. It turns out that virtual muftis are already being used in the world. The head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, Albir Krganov, told how representatives of Islam treat these...

“Fighting the influence of the West”: participants of the St. Petersburg International Religious Forum puzzled by common problems

From 13 to 14 September the II International Religious Forum took place in St. Petersburg. The event brought together representatives of various religious confessions from almost 50 countries of the world. During the two days of the forum, its participants managed to discuss a number of important issues and problems. One of them is pressure on believers. The general coordinator of the Islamic Action Front, Lebanon’s Al-Jayd Zuheir, came to Russia aware that inter-ethnic and inter-confessional hostility is not welcome here. At the final press conference, he noted that the first word of Prophet Muhammad was the word “Read”. Al-Jayd...

Representatives of Muslim communities praised the high level of organization of the International Religious Forum in St. Petersburg

  Representatives from almost 50 countries took part in the event. Compared to the previous International Religious Forum in 2021, this forum gathered almost twice as many guests. Among the participants were religious figures from Russia. The Deputy Mufti of Volgograd has been living in Russia for a long time. This forum turned out to be extremely important for him, because here were discussed issues that are of particular concern to all mankind today. Hussein Walid could not avoid such a process as the Special Military Operation in Ukraine.   “I live in Nalchik. I have a lot of experience...

AFRICAN FRUITS’ DEMAND HIGH ON RUSSIAN TABLES AND SHELVES

Fruits from African countries such as Tanzania are on high demand in Russia and this presents a huge opportunity for trade and collaboration between Russia and many African countries. This came to light during the recent successfully held second Russia-Africa economic and humanitarian summit on July, 29, 2023 in Saint Petersburg when the President of the Russian Society of Friendship with Tanzania, the business ambassador from Delovaya Rossia in Tanzania Yury Korobov met with the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania Kassim Majaliwa. Mr Yury Korobov, also known as YK, said the Russian market is wide and open...

AFRICA TO RUSSIA, RUSSIA TO AFRICA: THE WORLD ECONOMIC TURBULENCE MAY BECOME A STRONG PUSH TO DEVELOP AND CONSOLIDATE TIES BETWEEN RUSSIA AND AFRICA

AFRICA TO RUSSIA, RUSSIA TO AFRICA: THE WORLD ECONOMIC TURBULENCE MAY BECOME A STRONG PUSH TO DEVELOP AND CONSOLIDATE TIES BETWEEN RUSSIA AND AFRICA On the 29th of July 2023 in Saint Petersburg there was a summit meeting between the President of the Russian Society of Friendship with Tanzania, the business ambassador from Delovaya Rossia in Tanzania Yury Korobov with the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania Kassim Majaliwa. The Tanzanian part was also represented by the Tanzanian Ambassador in Russia Frederick Ibrahim Kibbutz and the Ambassador, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tanzania Mbaruk Nassor Mbaruk. The...

CLIMATE  CONSORTIUM PROPOSES LOCAL ADAPTATION OPTIONS

By HAPPY MULOLANI AS climate change continues to ravage communities globally, there is need to develop locally-Led Adaptation solutions. In Zambia, climate change campaigners are frantically engaged in addressing climatic shocks through building adaptation measures by enhancing  ecosystems, infrastructure, livelihoods, and health systems. Care Zambia International is one of the members of the Zambia Climate Change Network (ZCCN) in the forefronting of supporting communities in coming up with nature based solutions as a way of encouraging alternative livelihoods. This led to developing a communique on locally-Led Adaptation learning event convened by Care Zambia in Lusaka recently. More than 60 participants...

MFS AFRICA JOINS AFRICAN HIDDEN CHAMPIONS

PRESS RELEASE 14/08/2023 MFS AFRICA JOINS AFRICAN HIDDEN CHAMPIONS MFS Africa, Africa’s largest digital payments gateway, is the newest member of African Hidden Champions (AHC). Connecting customers to service providers, MFS Africa has over 500 millionmobile wallets and more than 200 million bank accounts across 800 live paymentcorridors. Their “network of networks” connects 40+ countries in Africa and more than60 countries globally.By overcoming the high cost of clearing payments, low mobile network interoperability and complex regulatory climates, MFS Africa is firmly positioned at the forefront of Africa’s tech revolution. “As a company, our unique understanding of the continent and our...

GOtv introduces GOtv Supa Plus, a package that offers viewers unmatched sports and entertainment from the comfort of their homes!

By DERRICK SINJELA Connect, subscribe and upgrade to GOtv supa plus to watch all the premier league, la liga games as the new football season kicks off! WITH the new football season around the corner, GOtv is excited to announce the introduction of GOtv Supa Plus, a tailored package that will see die-hard fans watch Pep Guardiola and Manchester City pull out all stops to defend their Premier League title on your Home of Sport – SuperSport. With the exciting transfer season currently underway ahead of the Premier League kick-off next month, GOtv subscribers have a superb opportunity to connect,...

Spend local, eat healthy! By Rolf Shenton Co-founder of Grassroots Trust Sunday, 30th July 2023

Spend local, eat healthy! By Rolf Shenton Co-founder of Grassroots Trust Sunday, 30th July 2023 Good day! In previous articles I have discussed why we need to change the way we make decisions and the principles we need to follow to achieve regeneration of our environment, our economy and our communities. This week I shall suggest how we can practically exploit these principles to develop agriculture that improves the environment, produces far more food, fibre and energy without the need for expensive chemical inputs, loss of biodiversity or the need for Zambians to give up their land and sovereignty. As...

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