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Government to review land acquisition - Committee starts work next year_Picture_SAMUEL_TEI_ADANO
30 October 2020
Ghana

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs that he will set up a committee to take a comprehensive look into the issue of the compulsory acquisition of lands by the government in the region.

Imprisoned elderly Jesuit defended indigenous land rights in India
28 October 2020
India

An 83-year-old Jesuit priest imprisoned in India on accusations of terrorism has been targeted because of his defense of indigenous people's land rights, church and human rights leaders say.

Communities need land rights to gain from investments
26 October 2020
Western Africa
Global

Communities being able to participate on an equal basis in land governance is key to food security and inclusive development. How can securing land rights pave the way for responsible investments and what can we learn from experiences with the palm oil industry? To answer these questions we turn to West Africa where two activists are fighting for their communities’ right to land.

Fighting Deforestation in Sri Lanka
23 October 2020
Sri Lanka

Can Sri Lanka live up to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s environmental commitments?

'We are being squeezed', says prize-winning Amazon indigenous activist
22 October 2020
Brazil

As indigenous campaigner Alessandra Munduruku wins the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, she says the Amazon is 'crying for help

Area burned in Indonesia fires ‘greater than the Netherlands’
22 October 2020
Indonesia


Greenpeace slams Indonesia for lack of action against the palm oil sector as vast areas of forests burned in five years.

Land News South Africa and Region 21 Sept - 18 Oct 2020
22 October 2020
Zimbabwe
Angola
Botswana
Lesotho
Namibia
South Africa

KB.L seeks to bring to life all aspects of the ‘land issue’, recognizing that land is both a deeply important aspect of our history, and an emotive issue shaping our political landscape. KB.L seeks to develop a comprehensive sense of this history, heritage and memory through a combination of news, commissioned articles and links to research.

Community Participation and Inclusion during a Pandemic
20 October 2020
Ethiopia
Mozambique
Dominican Republic
Colombia
Ecuador
Global

How can we reconcile the hazards of social interaction in a COVID-19 world with the importance of community participation to the successful, and sustainable, implementation of on-going land projects?

Controversial Chinese Development Project in Laos Moves Closer to Government Approval
20 October 2020
Laos

Main photo: The area of China's proposed Vang Vieng development project in Laos is shown in a March 2019 photo (RFA).

A controversial Chinese development project in Laos is now moving ahead despite environmentalists’ warnings and long delays caused by villagers’ objections to surveys of their land by the Chinese firm, Lao sources say.

Felda plans to regain control of 350,000ha land leased to FGV, says chairman
18 October 2020
Malaysia


Main photo: Felda intends to reclaim some 350,000 hectares of land that it has leased to FGV Holdings Berhad to shore up its financial position. — Reuters pic

Which version? Confusion over environmental fallout of Indonesia deregulation law
13 October 2020
Indonesia
  • A rule allowing subsistence farmers to burn small plots of land has been reinserted into the Job Creation Act passed last week.
  • Other provisions affecting the plantation industry have also been adjusted in a new version of the law that appeared this week.
12 October 2020
Ethiopia
Kenya
Rwanda
Somalia
Ghana

Land is essential to our lives – we grow food on it and rely on it for economic growth and development. In sub-Saharan Africa approximately 83% of people depend directly on land for survival.

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