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Why A Secretive Chinese Billionaire Bought 140,000 Acres Of Land In Texas
9 August 2021
United States of America
China

The inside story of Sun Guangxin’s plan for a wind farm in the Lone Star state and how it incurred the wrath of U.S. lawmakers and environmentalists, becoming a flashpoint in U.S.-China relations.

Nepal: Indigenous peoples the silent victims of country’s conservation ‘success story’
9 August 2021
Nepal

Nepal’s Indigenous peoples have suffered a litany of human rights violations over the past five decades as a result of abusive conservation policies, said Amnesty International and the Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC), in a new report published today.

Collaborative social work is preparing communities for the historic task of untangling land ownershi
6 August 2021
Colombia

Collaborative social work is preparing communities for the historic task of untangling land ownership in a municipality plagued with conflict and displacement.

Commission to mark land for landless dissolved
4 August 2021
Nepal

The government today dissolved the Land Related Problem-Solving Commission that was formed by the KP Sharma Oli government on 22 March 2020.

The commission was formed to provide land to landless people across the country and to manage informal settlers. It had a tenure of three years.

3 August 2021
Thailand

The global thirst for palm oil has never been more ravenous. Caught between it and a multigenerational war on Thailand’s poor are the farmers of the Southern Peasants’ Federation, who simply want a piece of land to call their own.

Attacks, land grabs leave Bangladesh’s Indigenous groups on edge
30 July 2021
Bangladesh

From targeted attacks to land grabs, the country’s most marginalised people suffer as little help comes from the government.

Main photo: Buddhist monk Agrojyoti Bhante who was brutally attacked by two machete-wielding men at a monastery in Khagrachari, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh [Courtesy of Kapaeeng Foundation]

We will never give them our land
27 July 2021
Pakistan

According to human rights activists, an alleged crackdown is happening against those who are vocal against Bahria Town Karachi and the forced acquisition of lands and evictions.

Last month, while Murad Gabol’s two children were sleeping, police raided his house. “We showed them the papers of our home, but they beat us and locked me up in jail,” Gabol said.

27 July 2021
Africa
Sudan
Ethiopia
Madagascar
Mozambique
Rwanda
Somalia
Zambia
Chad
Namibia
Burkina Faso
Gambia
Ghana
Liberia
Mali
Latin America and the Caribbean
Global

The Land Portal Foundation and Open Data Charter intend to implement the Open Up Guide for Land Governance in the period 2021 - 2024. As part of this project, we seek to develop State of Land Information (SOLI) reports for 10-12 countries in Africa and Latin America.

26 July 2021
Peru
Amazonia

Indigenous peoples patrolling the Peruvian Amazon equipped with smartphones and satellite data were able to drastically reduce illegal deforestation, according to the results of an experiment published Monday.

Indonesia’s defence minister sued over land grab
26 July 2021
Indonesia

Main photo: Indonesia’s Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto, left, with President Joko Widodo in October 2019.  AP

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