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A Son Excellence Monsieur le Ministre de l'Energie

Thursday, March 29, 2007
Kinshasa A Son Excellence Monsieur le Ministre de l'Energie, Concerne : Transmission du compte rendu du Forum International sur Grand Inga et doléance sur le cas de Monsieur VANGU MPILA Nous avons l'insigne honneur de vous transmettre, en annexe, le compte rendu du Forum International sur le Grand Inga, qui s'est tenu à Gaborone, du 16 au 17 mars 2007, à l'initiative du Conseil Mondial de l'Energie et auquel ont pris part, notamment, les délégués de la société civil de la RDC, signataires de la Déclaration en annexe, qu'accompagnait un des représent

Inga Community Rep Harassed After World Energy Council Forum

Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Read a letter from Congolese NGOs to their Government on Inga Community Harrassment (French only) Mr. Gerald Doucet [via email]Secretary General, World Energy CouncilDear Mr. Gerald Doucet, We are writing to alert you of threats received by Mr. Mpila Vangu, one of the traditional chiefs of the Inga region in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Vangu reported to Congolose NGOs that he was harassed and threatened by local security forces after returning home from Botswana, where he participated as a representative of the local Inga communities in the forum organized by the World Energy Counc

Civil Society Demands Participation in Inga Planning

Saturday, March 17, 2007
Declaration of GaboroneWe, delegates of civil society of the five partner countries of WESTCOR (DRC, Angola, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa) and participating in the International Forum of the Grand Inga Project, held on the initiative of the World Council of Energy in Gaborone, the 16 at March 17, 2007, joined together this day at the Hotel METCOURT; We support the terms of our Declarations of October 6, 2006 in Johannesburg, at the time of the International Round Table on the hydroelectric development of the site of Inga; Keeping in mind that the promises made following this declaration by

Grand Inga - A Dam for Prestige, Not Poverty Reduction in Dem. Republic of Congo

Thursday, March 15, 2007
Cameroon -- "Access to affordable and clean electricity for the millions of Africans who today have none" is a fitting goal for the World Energy Council (WEC)’s energy planning in Africa.1 But their answer, the $50 billion USD Grand Inga hydropower scheme, is not the panacea project that the WEC would like it to be. The WEC is preparing to convene an International Forum on the Grand Inga Project "How to make the Grand Inga Hydropower Project happen for Africa" which will take place in Gaborone, Botswana, 16-17 March 2007. "Grand Inga is not meant to benefit Africa’s poor," said Terri Hatha
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