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Land, Housing and Human Settlements Development minister William Lukuvi (right) receives computers donated by the TIB Development Bank
26 June 2021
Tanzania

Dar es Salaam. Land acquisition by investors is said to be one of the major causes of land disputes in Tanzania - especially when locals are not involved in the processes.

Some leaders at the village level offer lands to prospective investors without getting approval from village authorities in accordance with the Village Land Act of 1999.

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo. FILE PHOTO | NMG
25 June 2021
Kenya

Former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo is entangled in a Sh4.5 billion bribery court row with investors behind the Tatu City real estate project.

The investors have accused Mr Kabogo of illegally holding onto five title deeds as part of a ploy to blackmail them into ceding a five percent stake in a section of the multibillion-shilling project.

A herd of cattle after destroying a local resident’s maize plantation
23 June 2021
Uganda

Kiryandongo – Uganda – As natives continue to resist illegal evictions, multinational companies opt to hire livestock as a new tactic to forcefully evict smallholder farmers from their land.

EU Energy Project in Nepal Sets Landmark Precedent on Indigenous Consent
23 June 2021
Nepal

The European Investment Bank has large investments in Nepal, with four projects in its energy sector, but has done little to stop rights violations. 

The Batwa face new challenges to their existence. FILE PHOTO David Meffe / ONE.org
22 June 2021
Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Batwa, a small indigenous forest-dwelling community found in Southwestern Uganda, are set to benefit from a new research project that seeks to understand the emotional effects of environmental change experienced by the world’s indigenous groups.

Njuki Calls For Speedy Issuance Of Title Deeds
20 June 2021
Kenya

Tharaka Nithi Governor Muthomi Njuki has called on the national government to complete the land adjudication process and issue title deeds before initiating the process of replacing the late chief of Kamaindi Location who was killed way back in 2019 over land related issues.

Decision on Mailo tenure should be made cautiously
20 June 2021
Uganda

In the recent years, commercial banks have widened categories of assets that are considered for secured lending perhaps due to improved measures of risk mitigation.

Of particular interest has been the Bibanja Interests on land which the commercial banks now accept as collateral for secured lending.

Photo: Star/File
20 June 2021
Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Forest Department has recovered 2,468 acres of forest land from grabbers in the last eight months.

Officials of the forest department shared this information at a meeting of the parliamentary standing committee on environment, forest and climate change affairs ministry at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.

Njakasi at his cow shade. The retired agronomist practices zero grazing at his farm. He mainly keeps friesians. PHOTO/GEORGE KATONGOLE
19 June 2021
Uganda

Timothy Njakasi, a vastly experienced agronomist, is an organic farmer with an unconventional outlook.

Kasenge Riverford Organic Agricultural Centre is located near Mbalala stone quarry in Mukono District, an infertile stony piece of land about 30km on Kampala-Jinja Highway.

Strengthen land laws to end conflict
18 June 2021
Uganda

The Government in 2017 put in place Guidelines for Compensation Assessment under Land Acquisition Act.

A photo of a Kiryandongo senior lands officer John Lubambula.
17 June 2021
Uganda

Kiryandongo – Uganda – A team of police detectives attached to the Land Protection Unit, the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), and the Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Directorate (CIID) have arrested a senior lands officer, Kiryandongo District Land Board for land fraud that caused a forced displacement of thousands of natives off their land.

17 June 2021
Global

Bonn, 17/06/2020 - World leaders are rallying support for a coordinated and coherent approach to reverse the loss of healthy land in light of the role it can play in the global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to deal with the crises of climate change and the loss of biological diversity.
 

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