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Vietnamese Mother, Son Draw Eight-Year Prison Terms for Land-Rights Activism
17 May 2021
Vietnam

A court in northern Vietnam’s Hoa Binh province on Wednesday sentenced land-rights activist Can Thi Theu and her son Trinh Ba Tu to eight years in prison each for posting online articles and livestream videos criticizing the government for its handling of a deadly land-rights clash last year.

People from the Mura tribe are pictured in a file photo at a deforested area in unmarked Indigenous
17 May 2021
Global

The threats facing Indigenous people opposing industrial operations on their lands — discrimination, harassment and assassination — all disproportionately affect women. And the coronavirus pandemic has done little to reduce the danger, say Indigenous and faith leaders.

KDF 78 Battalion engage in a cleaning exercise in Isiolo Town.FACEBOOK
16 May 2021
Kenya

7,500 families have been saved from mass evictions by Kenya Defence Forces 78 Battalion.

A report by Nation on Sunday, May 16, indicated that KDF was stopped from carrying out further evictions on the 17,000-acre parcel of land located in Tigania East, Meru County.

The freeze orders were issued by the Land and Environment Court in a case filed by 13 of the victims.

Terminalia schimperiana can grow anywhere in country. Photo | Lominda Afedraru
15 May 2021
Uganda

Early this year the world commemorated the International Day of Forests, with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) joining Uganda to reiterate their commitment to restoring forests and degraded lands, as well as calling for action to reduce deforestation.

Agriculture minister Vincent Ssempijja launches the palm oil project. Photo | Shabibah Nakirigya
15 May 2021
Uganda

The private sector has been commended for their contribution to import substitution through the escalation of the growing of oil palm.

East African Portland Cement’s factory in Athi River. FILE PHOTO | NMG
14 May 2021
Kenya

A court has dismissed case filed by loss-making East African Portland Cement Company challenging recommendations of the Ndung'u Land Commission Report on inquiry into the illegal and irregular allocation of public land.

Hema Beverages conned in land deal, runs to court
13 May 2021
Uganda

A mineral water company Hema Beverages has run to court in a case in which it seeks to recover Shs216m from a real estate cum land seller.

Hema Beverages claims it was defrauded in a land deal after it later discovered that the land they had paid for had already been sold.  

Displaced Families Want Help To Recover Their Land
12 May 2021
Kenya

Hundreds of families who were left homeless after the demolition of houses in Kinango Sub-county, Kwale County on Friday last week, are now appealing to the government to help them repossess their land from a private developer.

Parliament buildings in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO | NMG
12 May 2021
Kenya

Parliament has questioned payment of Sh73 million to the National Intelligence Service (NIS) for an electronic land system that President Uhuru Kenyatta launched last month.

MPs put Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri to task to explain why the spy agency was tapped to develop the Land Information Management System (LIMS).

Lamu leaders during a meeting on Lokichar to Lamu crude oil pipeline project. FILE PHOTO | NMG
12 May 2021
Kenya

Construction of the Lokichar to Lamu crude oil pipeline whose implementation was set for 2020 will be delayed until the end of the year due to land acquisition issues.

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