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SADC Heads of State urged to priorities the plight of women and people living with a disabilities when it comes to sanitation issues

SADC Heads of State urged to priorities the plight of women and people living with a disabilities when it comes to sanitation issues

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By Tassel Bulanda (WaterAid Zambia) WaterAid Zambia and the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) Coalition Tanzania co-hosted a session during the 2019 SADC People Summit, an event that looked at women empowerment and justice with special emphasis on menstrual hygiene management, female friendly toilets in public places and access to adequate sanitation for people living with disability. The attendance was over whelming as people were eager to learn and understand the issues around female friendly toilets in public places and the MHM services and products. The session was characterised by testimonies, practical exercises and demonstration of the issues discussed. The exercises included; men tied with a wrapper and a pillow to represent a pregnant woman and squatting to use the toilet...
THE 2019 SADC PEOPLE SUMMIT ROARS TO LIFE…

THE 2019 SADC PEOPLE SUMMIT ROARS TO LIFE…

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The National Museum of Tanzania has seen the flocking in of people of Southern Africa who convened for the 2019 SADC People Summit from the 13th to 17th of August 2019.The summit which is a platform  for SADC people to share their varied stories of struggle ran under the theme “Rebuilding People’s Movements within Southern Africa’s climate, political and socioeconomic emergencies: Towards radical and democratic alternatives and a just transition.” The theme sets out clearly the main objective of the summit which is to find strategies for building regional solidarity and citizens campaigns for social, environmental and economic justice towards the emancipation of Southern Africa. Giving welcome remarks, Southern African People’s Solidarity Network (SAPSN) Secretariat, Janet Zho

MAURITIUS IS AN ISLAND FULL OF STRUGGLES

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It is disturbing that Mauritius, a SADC member state, is acting as a catalyst for the underdevelopment of other SADC member states, through acting as a tax haven, gentrification, privatization and ecological crisis.  Depriving other countries to derive taxes from activities being conducted in their jurisdiction cannot be considered as fair or competitive. Investors’ tax is a way of paying back to society, part of which is used to fund government expenditure that ultimately should be invested in public services. As a growth dependent economic system, capitalism pursue endless accumulation and reproduces itself on a larger scale. As a social system, capitalism has progressively advanced the commoditization of everything on planet earth. We are living in an alarming and critical tim
SAPSN Rubbishes State Media Over Fictitious Banditry Claims

SAPSN Rubbishes State Media Over Fictitious Banditry Claims

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The Southern African People’s Solidarity Network (SAPSN) has dismissed allegations by the state media that civil society organisations including Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (ZIMCODD) who are participants at the ongoing SADC People s Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania are on a mission to discredit the country. On Thursday, The Herald carried a story [ ] The post SAPSN Rubbishes State Media Over Fictitious Banditry Claims appeared first on 263Chat. 

Frugal Magufuli extends Zimbabwe visit, offers grain

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Tanzania’s stay-at-home President John Magufuli has extended his visit to Zimbabwe and offered to sell some of his country’s surplus grain to the drought-hit southern African country, officials close to ongoing discussions said on Wednesday. Magufuli, a stickler for fiscal discipline had – before his current sojourn to southern Africa – only visited four countries, all in the east African region, since his 2015 election. He is yet to attend the annual United Nations general assembly in New York and has only been to one African Union summit, in Ethiopia, January 2017. Magufuli has never attended a summit of the regional SADC bloc which Tanzania helped found. Amid concerns that Tanzania’s foreign policy influence was waning under Magufuli, in stark contrast with the ‘liberation diplom

Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection

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AboutVisionMissionValuesContactsThe Jesuit Centre for Theological Reflection is a research, education and advocacy team that promotes study and action on issues linking Christian Faith and social justice in Zambia and Malawi. JCTR began in 1988 as a project of the Zambia-Malawi Province of the Society of Jesus and is similar in orientation to other Jesuit social Centres around the world. This year, 2018 marks 30 years of the JCTR’s dedicated service to promoting the fullness of human life for all, as the Centre was established in 1988. Beginning with Fr. Arul Varaprassadam, S.J, as its first Director, JCTR has over the decades seen three more Directors (Fr. Peter Henriot, SJ from1990-2010, Fr. Leonard Chiti, SJ, from 2011-2017 and currently Fr. Emmanuel Mumba SJ, who became Director in Se