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4 August 2022
Rwanda

City of Kigali authorities have said they have embarked on renewed exercise to identify plots of land within city suburbs that have not been developed, warning that the law will take its course for those who will be found at fault.

4 May 2022
Brazil

Though a moratorium on evictions has been extended in Brazil, families still face forced removals. Activists are fighting for the right to land amid increasing precarity.

 

22 March 2022
India

A key provision of the proposed amendment is that once the minimum threshold of 70% voluntary land pooling is achieved in a sector, it will be mandatory for the owners of the remaining 30% land to pool in their land.

14 March 2022
Kazakhstan

A small but determined group of activists made Nur-Sultan keep its promise.

Main photo: An oasis in the “concrete jungle.” (courtesy Bauyrzhan Sadiev)

12 March 2022
Kenya

Urban displacements greatly diminish the living conditions of already desperate populations living on the brink of poverty.

On 15 November, Minoo Kyaa, a community activist from Mukuru kwa Njenga, South Nairobi, tweeted,

We keep asking each other “we unaenda wapi?” [Where are you going?] and even tho it isn’t funny we laugh about it and stare at each other in disbelief.

14 February 2022
India


CSEP researchers studied 714 land conflicts in India to find that beyond being ‘influenced’ or ‘sensationalised’, there are objective reasons that decide media coverage.

Photo: Land in New Delhi. (Representational Image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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25 January 2022
Somalia

The Netherlands Enterprise and Development Agency (RVO) and the Somalia department of the Netherlands Embassy (EKN) in Kenya are pleased to announce their collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Development Programme (UNDP), UN-Habitat and the Regional Coordination Office (RCO) in Somalia in the context of the Saameynta-programme.

29 December 2021
China

China’s cash-strapped developers have become reluctant to acquire land even as some local governments relax bidding rules, adding to signs of their liquidity crunch and threatening to deepen the nation’s economic slowdown. 

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