Villagers in Laos say a Chinese-owned banana plantation in has unfairly acquired the land of 46 families in the northern part of the country, many of whom were coerced by authorities into selling for a miniscule compensation package
“If you are stealing something it’s better if it’s small and hideable or something you can eat quickly and be done with, like guavas. That way, people can’t see you, be reminded that you are a shameless thief. It is still debatable as to why the white people were trying to do in the first place, stealing not just a tiny piece but a whole country.
The Land Portal Foundation is recruiting up to two new board members to complement its existing board.
Government vows to speed up return of confiscated farmland
Have Your Say: The Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill [B – 2019]
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, indigenous pygmy communities displaced from their lands for “conservation” and a community leader imprisoned for defending their rights
She’d lived on this historically black D.C. block for 40 years. Now the city she knew was vanishing, and so was her place in it.
Community rights activist Eakachai Itsaratha recalls his brush with death after being abducted in southern Thailand.
Bangkok, Thailand - As an outspoken community rights activist in a country with one of the worst records of enforced disappearances in the region, Eakachai Itsaratha long understood that one day he too would become a target.
A total of 42 people - including government officials - have been accused of orchestrating a corrupt land reform project worth hundreds of millions of rand.
A damning report for the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) has uncovered a huge network of fraud relating to land reform projects in South Africa, casting a shadow over the future of the ANC’s land redistribution plans.
The revised draft bill, which gives the minister of public works the power to accept or reject compensation offers made by the owners of land that has been identified for expropriation, was published in the Government Gazette on 21 December 2018 after it’s publication for further comment was approved by Cabinet on 5 December 2018.