Raising the Community Voice in the Extractive Sector
The document is divided into four main headings. The headlines are then discussed in more detail with subtitles following. The first heading poses the question: 1. Is Zimbabwe prepared to reap the benefits from BRICs investments? The following important facts are then discussed as follows : (i) Economic linkages with BRICS, (ii) Zimbabwe/China mining venture in Marange Diamond fields, (iii) Government and Community perspectives,(iv)Adherence to community shares,(v)Victims of forced relocations continue to fight for socio-economic rights at Arda Transau, (vi) Anjin finally acknowledges the cultural rights of Kambeni, (vii) Is the end in sight at Anjin? The second main heading is stating : 2. Conflictive Marange diamonds implicates the uniformed forces in ongoing human rights violations. It goes into further detail with the following subtitles: (i)Demilitarisation of Marange and the Kimberly Process (ii) Villagers narrate their ordeals at the hands of the security forces at diamond base, (iii )Failure to ratify convention on torture increases vulnerability of communities in the mining area of Marange (iv) Compiled list of victims (without pictures) of human rights abuses captured by CRD. In the third heading the following question is stated: 3. Will Zimbabwe lift the ban on DTZ-OZGEO Mining Activities along Mutare River in Penhalonga? The following issues are then listed and discussed (i) Mining licence and community development, (ii) Illegal panning activities, (iii) Environmental Concern and Suspension of mining operation. The fourth heading: 4)Will Zimbabwe lift the ban on DTZ-OZGEO Mining activities along Mutare River in Penhalonga? Issues covered are: (i)Mining licences and community development, (ii) Illegal panning activities, (iii) Environmental Concern and suspension of mining operations.