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Zambia Chamber of Mines to promote investment prospects as Critical Minerals Africa (CMA) partner

Zambia Chamber of Mines to promote investment prospects as Critical Minerals Africa (CMA) partner

Zambia’s mining sector has surged to 3rd place in global investment attractiveness in 2024, up from 12th in 2023, according to a recent Fraser Institute report. This leap is due to a robust mining policy environment, attracting $10 billion in new investments over the past three years.

To foster investment and sustainable growth, the Zambia Chamber of Mines is partnering with the Critical Minerals Africa (CMA) 2024 summit. CEO Sokwani William Chilembo and other representatives will highlight Zambia’s critical mineral sector to potential investors. The CMA 2024 summit, taking place November 6-7, aims to make Africa the top investment destination for critical minerals. Running alongside the African Energy Week conference (November 4-8) in Cape Town, it provides access to key figures in energy, mining, and finance. As the world’s seventh-largest and Africa’s second-largest copper producer, Zambia is crucial in supplying copper for renewable energy technologies and electric vehicles. The country plans to triple its annual copper production to 3 million tons by 2031 through global partnerships.

Read the original article here: https://www.africa-newsroom.com/press/zambia-chamber-of-mines-to-promote-investment-prospects-as-critical-minerals-africa-cma-partner?lang=en

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela’s enduring legacy is encapsulated in his words, “It is in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.” This sentiment drives Nelson Mandela Day, encouraging 67 minutes of community service to honour his 67 years of public service. The 2024 theme, “It’s still in our hands to combat poverty and inequality,” echoes Mandela’s lifelong commitment to social justice. As South Africa’s first Black President after 27 years of imprisonment, Mandela worked to dismantle apartheid and foster racial reconciliation. His Truth and Reconciliation Commission was pivotal in healing national wounds, allowing victims to share their stories and perpetrators to seek amnesty through full disclosure, laying the groundwork for a more united and equitable South Africa.

Royal parade dazzles the capital for Brunei Sultan’s 78th birthday

Royal parade dazzles the capital for Brunei Sultan’s 78th birthday

Brunei’s capital city came alive on July 14, as thousands gathered at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien for the traditional Grand Parade. The event marked the beginning of His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s 78th birthday celebrations, showcasing the nation’s deep love and loyalty to their monarch.

Hundreds of students from all four districts lined the main road early in the morning, waving mini national flags to the rhythmic beats of hadrah drums, creating a spirited atmosphere. Upon arrival at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien, His Majesty received a 21-gun salute accompanied by the national anthem, officially inaugurating the festivities in his honour.

The combination of traditional elements and modern celebrations underscored Brunei’s rich cultural heritage and strong national identity. As the Sultan’s birthday festivities commence, the Grand Parade serves as a powerful reminder of the bond between the monarch and his people, setting the stage for further celebrations across the nation.

Read the original article here: https://www.thestar.com.my/aseanplus/aseanplus-news/2024/07/15/royal-parade-dazzles-the-capital-for-brunei-sultan039s-78th-birthday

Fireside Chat: A Surgeon’s Mission in Rwanda

Fireside Chat: A Surgeon’s Mission in Rwanda

We are delighted to welcome Mr. James Han Boon KONG for an insightful fireside chat conversation on his recent medical mission experience with Global Clinic in Butare, Rwanda. As an esteemed British surgeon with over 40 years of experience, Mr. KONG volunteered his...

Empowering Every User: Exploring Digital Accessibility with SaralX

Empowering Every User: Exploring Digital Accessibility with SaralX

In today’s digital age, accessibility is not merely at times obligation but a fundamental necessity for fostering an equitable and inclusive online environment. SaralX, an Indian startup, is spearheading efforts to dismantle such barriers and empower organizations to embrace the principles of inclusive design. This ensures that their digital assets are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG): Growth and Opportunities in the Commonwealth

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG): Growth and Opportunities in the Commonwealth

ESG in full refers to “(E)nvironmental, (S)ocial and (G)overnance” principles. While no official definition of ESG exists, it is agreed to be a holistic management framework of standards for all business-centric stakeholders involved in the structuring of organisations to understand and measure how well their companies/institutions are performing to offset risks and harness opportunities related to environmental, social and governance indicators.

The Commonwealth Blue Charter: Progress Report

The Commonwealth Blue Charter: Progress Report

This progress report was released on 16 June 2022 by the Commonwealth Secretariat’s Oceans and Natural Resources Section, with notable contributions from David Sheppard, the Director of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP); Matthew Goldie-Scot, the Managing Director of the humanitarian strategic consultancy firm Thuso; and, Nina Schoonman, Consultant at Thuso.

The Commonwealth Blue Charter: Ocean Action Report

The Commonwealth Blue Charter: Ocean Action Report

In May 2022, Asia Investment Research, a research organisation jointly set up by the investment finance firm China Investment Research and Dezan & Shira Associates, issued a special Economics and Trade feature titled “Bangladesh Trade, Development & Economic...

Rethinking Gender Parity and FDI

Rethinking Gender Parity and FDI

Gender disparity is arguably one of the greatest impediments to global development. The FDI’s landscape is often an overlooked avenue in gender equality discourse. Yet, it propels tapping equally into the reservoir of capabilities.

Unveiling Rwanda at the Inclusive Fintech Forum 2023: A Journey of Progress and Innovation

Unveiling Rwanda at the Inclusive Fintech Forum 2023: A Journey of Progress and Innovation

Hello Rwanda! Like always, it has always been my pleasure to visit here. I can truly say now that it is one of my favorite places in the world. I mean I’ve never been in love with a country more than this landlocked country bordered by Uganda to the north, Tanzania to the east, Burundi to the south, and the Democratic Republic of Congo to the west.

23rd Commonwealth Law Conference 2023

23rd Commonwealth Law Conference 2023

Did you know the first Commonwealth Law Conference was held in London in 1955, and since then it has been held in various cities across the Commonwealth, including Singapore, Cape Town, Auckland, and Edinburgh. The most recent conference was held in Goa, India.