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23 September 2021
Africa
Cameroon

In Cameroon, large numbers of people are leaving the countryside in the hope of a better life in towns and cities. 

This exodus is driven by high poverty in rural regions and is further exacerbated by the ongoing conflicts in many parts of the country.

A sign post advertising land for sale in Kieni on July 22, 2015. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI
16 June 2021
Kenya

The State is set to roll out a value index to make Kenya’s land market transparent and cut wasteful public project spending due to speculative activity that drives up costs, the World Bank has said.

The long-awaited index is also expected to boost own-source revenue collection by counties from land property.

Ardhi House, Lands Ministry headquarters in Nairobi
3 June 2021
Kenya

The Ministry of Lands has announced that its Central Lands Registry at the headquarters in Upper Hill has been permanently shut down.

Speaking to the press on Wednesday, June 2, Lands CS Farida Karoney disclosed that all the files found in the registry will be moved to county branches.

Naishula Conservancy land control board member Nayiare Noonkiba. Image: CHARLENE MALWA
2 June 2021
Kenya

Nayiare Noonkiba does not stand out from other Maasai women in Mara North despite the powerful position she holds in her community. 

An owner of huge swathes of land, a leader and a women's rights advocate across the Mara conservancies, Noonkiba's influence in her community is unmatched. 

Many youth are not able to quickly mobilise the resources needed to acquire property but through cultivating a saving culture and seeking credit, they can buy property. /PHOTO/net
9 June 2021
Uganda

He had heard from around the town that there was an elderly but vibrant woman selling a piece of her land in Nkozi, close to Uganda Martyrs University.

At the time, Nkozi did not have the status and population it does now. In 2003, a young Vincent Agaba acquired the land.

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.

Opondo entering with a bicycle in her muddy thatched house.
10 June 2021
Uganda

Opondo Cathy, (not real name due to the sensitivity of the matter), has never owned even a small radio in her entire life. This is a clear indication that the villager may not be aware of critical developments in the country.

A sign post advertising land for sale in Kieni on July 22, 2015. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI
16 June 2021
Kenya

The State is set to roll out a value index to make Kenya’s land market transparent and cut wasteful public project spending due to speculative activity that drives up costs, the World Bank has said.

The long-awaited index is also expected to boost own-source revenue collection by counties from land property.

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.

Mia:we need to safeguard land certificates with security features_Nyasa Times
26 November 2020
Malawi

Ministry of Lands has suggested that security feature which be included to land certificates in order to protect them from being tampered with as part of the lessons learnt from the pilot phase of the Strenghtening Land Governance Systems for Smallholder Farmers in Malawi peoject fo the review of Land Act.

Demolitions in Nokwane by Lombcebo Dlamini
26 August 2020
Eswatini

Mbabane: The Human Rights and Governance Consortium under CANGO has called for the amendment of the laws governing the land tenure system to confer security of land ownership and protect communities from unlawful evictions.

This follows the recent evictions which took place at Mangwaneni in Mbabane on August 24, 2020.

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26 June 2020
Philippines

WASHINGTON, June 26, 2020 – Around 750,000 people are expected to gain improved land tenure security and stable property rights through a new project that will facilitate land titles for over 1.3 million hectares of land that was granted as part of the Philippines’ Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

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