Communities, Companies and Conflict in Zimbabwe

Communities, Companies and Conflict in Zimbabwe

On behalf of our partner organisation, the Centre for Natural Resource Governance, we are pleased to share a new report on the conflicts occurring between mining companies and their host communities in Zimbabwe. In most cases conflict has to be direct and violent for it to attract media attention. But...

Human Rights Defender Myness Musaamba assaulted at a ‘Community Development’ Meeting at Arda Transau

Human Rights Defender Myness Musaamba assaulted at a ‘Community Development’ Meeting at Arda Transau

This press statement comes from the Centre For Natural Resource Governance (CNRG), Zimbabwe; a YLNM Network member-group. We stand in solidarity with Myness, CNRG and the Chidazwa Community Development Trust in denouncing the aggression of the authorities against all advocates for life, human rights and community. 16 October 2015 A courageous...

Zimbabwe: Disaster strikes in Arda Transau Mining Relocation Area

Zimbabwe: Disaster strikes in Arda Transau Mining Relocation Area

This tragic news, shared by YLNM partner the Chiadzwa Community Development Trust, reveals how the mining industry’s impacts on water  brings communities, and especially youths and women, into contact with dangers beyond pollution that often remain undiscussed and invisible. We stand in solidarity with the people of Arda Transau and all...

Zimbabwe: Villagers of Arda Transau displaced by mining told they must pay to farm

Zimbabwe: Villagers of Arda Transau displaced by mining told they must pay to farm

24 September 2015 MUTARE District Administrator demands payment from displaced Arda Transau Villagers The District Administrator for Mutare District left the impoverished Arda Transau villagers in shock yesterday, 23 September 2015, when he demanded that they pay $100 per family if they want to utilize the 0.5 ha of land...

Social Cartography: opportunities for social movements, activism and resistance in South Africa and Zimbabwe

Social Cartography: opportunities for social movements, activism and resistance in South Africa and Zimbabwe

In this article Juliana Thornton (YLNM Coordinator for Southern Africa) and Sharon Chipunza report on how social mapping methodologies that have taken root in Brazil offer opportunities for communities everywhere to come together, make their knowledge visible, and protect their land from the extractive industries.   A project based at...