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The Phnom Penh Post
21 December 2020
Cambodia

The Kampot provincial authorities will grant land titles for 2,500 plots covering 6,649ha in Preah Monivong Bokor National Park to local residents who applied for official occupation and usage permits, according to the provincial Department of Environment director Suy Thea.

The Phnom Penh Post
21 December 2020
Cambodia

Police are still investigating the murder of a pagoda chief monk who was found dead on the morning of December 20 in Vihear Luong commune in Kandal province’s northernmost Ponhea Leu district.

The body of Chey Rith, the chief monk of Preah Chedei Thmey pagoda in Chedei Thmey village, was found in his room with bruises on his face and mouth and a rope had been tied around his neck.

The Phnom Penh Post
21 December 2020
Cambodia

Some 400 families have agreed to relocate to the Run Ta Ek Eco village development zone in Run Ta Ek commune in Siem Reap province’s Banteay Srei district in exchange for vacating land they currently occupy along the Siem Reap River between Dragon Bridge and Angkor Bridge in Siem Reap town.

VOA
20 December 2020
Cambodia

PHNOM PENH — A Kampong Chhnang radio station owner was convicted for incitement on Tuesday and sentenced to 20 months in prison for reporting on an ongoing land dispute between villagers and the military in the province.

'We had to get our land back': Tunisian date farm proves revolutionary bright spot
17 December 2020
Tunisia

A wave of land occupations took place during Tunisia’s revolution 10 years ago. A date plantation is one of the few enduring success stories

 As revolution swept Tunisia 10 years ago, the people of Jemna saw their chance to settle a colonial-era score - seizing a 185-hectare (460-acre) date plantation just outside the oasis town.

Mountains in China
16 December 2020
China

The Land Portal Foundation’s launches the China Country Portfolio - a knowledge piece with a comprehensive understanding of the country’s land issues. Hit by COVID-19 a year ago, China is ever more pressed to adapt land usage rights to protect food sovereignty while also stimulating investment.

China's Yangtze fishing communities adapt to life on land
15 December 2020
China

Yang Zeqiang's boat chugs across the Yangtze ferrying a few people and sacks of grain -- his new source of income after all fishing was halted along China's longest river in the name of environmental protection.

As a boy, Yang remembers seeing his father and grandfather head out in the early morning dark to earn a living fishing the upper Yangtze in China's southwest.

WOLTS Gender and Land Champions Training 2020
14 December 2020
Africa
Tanzania
Asia
Mongolia
Global

All in all, despite COVID-19, the WOLTS team have had a highly productive year. In 2020  we've been adapting, taking stock,  writing  blogs, and  concluding  our pilot 'gender and land champions' training  programme in  Mongolia  and Tanzania.

The Police Inspector-General (IGP), Mohammed Adamu Twitter/toluogunlesi
10 December 2020
Ghana

According to police sources, the IGP's wife, using one Ijeoma Emeribe to front, encroached on the said land in June 2020.

It was learnt that three persons died in a welding gas explosion while clearing the land with the police authorities covering it up on the order of Adamu.

The Phnom Penh Post
10 December 2020
Cambodia

The Preah Vihear Provincial Court has set tentative dates in December this year to announce the verdicts for three separate wildlife sanctuary land grab cases, which happened last year.

Provincial court spokeswoman Chum Kaniya said on December 10 that the court’s investigating judge had heard the three cases of forest logging and land encroachment on December 8.

 

The Phnom Penh Post
9 December 2020
Cambodia

Eleven monks in Kampong Speu province have escaped to avoid being defrocked by the provincial monk council after authorities found that they were involved in state forest land encroachment.

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