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14 January 2020
Western Africa
Sierra Leone

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Sierra Leone on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 launched a joint project entitled “Mitigating Localized Resources-based Conflicts and Increasing Community Resilience” to be piloted in Pujehun and Moyamba districts of Sierra Leone.

8 October 2019
Western Africa
Liberia

GOKAI TOWN, BONG COUNTY – Gormah Mulbah and her five children were thrown out of their home last year after her husband died. Her late husband’s family was angry she refused to marry his younger brother. While she thought all hope was lost, a man—whose identify she would not reveal over reprisal—confronted her in-laws over the matter.

30 August 2019
Western Africa
Burkina Faso

Traditionally farmland in Burkina Faso is owned by men. But an NGO in the western part of the country is working to convince them to let women have a bigger say. This has led to bigger crop yields and better soil.

20 August 2019
Western Africa
Sierra Leone

Abundant downpours during the rainy season bring deadly floods every year but officials are increasingly worried about another trend: diminishing water reserves

FREETOWN, Aug 19 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half the year, Iyatunde Kamara worries torrential rains will wash her house off its hillside and into the rivers of waste that flow through Sierra Leone's capital Freetown.

25 July 2019
Western Africa
Liberia

Women Movement for Sustainable Development (WOMUD) on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, launched the Women’s Participation in the Natural Resources Sectors Report under the title, “Strengthening the Voices of Women in the ongoing land debate in the country.”

22 July 2019
Namibia
Western Africa

INVESTIGATIONS into the claims of ancestral land by the commission of inquiry established by the government may not necessarily lead to restitution for the dispossessed communities.

The deputy minister of information Engel Nawatiseb made these remarks in a statement issued last week.

9 July 2019
Western Africa
Liberia

The Land Rights Act (LRA), which was passed into law in 2018 by members of the 54th Legislature, will serve as an impetus that will holistically empower women across the country, Cecelia Kuetee, a resident of Nimba County, has said.

5 July 2019
Western Africa
Ghana

Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII), the local chapter of Transparency International (TI) is asking  the government to speed up the passage of the land bill into law.

The bill, which was first introduced in Parliament in 2018 but was later withdrawn, would be tabled again before the House this year.

3 July 2019
Western Africa
Ghana

In August 2018, the local government of Accra, Ghana, in West Africa, appropriated 1,800 homes for demolition to make way for, among others, tomato retailers. Officials had already begun plotting the land for its new use when residents of the largely poor neighborhood erupted in protest, to no avail.

8 May 2019
Western Africa
Guinea-Bissau

West Africa's native rosewood was listed as endangered last year following a huge increase in trade driven by Chinese demand

GAMAMADU, Guinea-Bissau - Before the ban, Chinese loggers drove straight through Gamamadu village to harvest its most important resource: the rosewood forest.

3 May 2019
Western Africa
Niger
  • In Niger, where agriculture is the main source of income, the message is simple: Losing your soil means losing your livelihood.

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