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  1. Library Resource
    November, 2021

    The restitution of ancestral land rights in Namibia has  divided opinions since independence. Some argue it is a fitting process in dealing with colonial era land dispossessions;others are concerned about the complexity of implementing this kind of restitution. At independence;the Namibian government adopted the viewpoint of the latter group;arguing that the restitution of ancestral land rights is not possible because of historical complexities in establishing land occupancy by indigenous people at the time of Namibia’s colonisation.

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    IIED Briefing

    June, 2020

    Thousands of families are being evicted from their farms to make way for foreign-owned farms in Kiryandongo;western Uganda. Three multinational companies – Agilis Partners;Kiryandongo Sugar Limited and Great Season SMC Limited – are involved in grabbing land;violently evicting people from their homes and causing untold humiliation and grief to thousands of farming families residing in Kiryandongo district.

  3. Library Resource

    IIED Briefing

    May, 2021

    Includes overview;the problem: Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) finance a destructive model;current situation: DFIs write off loans;impacted communities face repression;human rights abuses;the role of European DFIs;recommendations. The negative outcomes experienced in the case of Feronia Inc.

  4. Library Resource
    November, 2019

    Two new papers by Sandra Bhatasara and Kirk Helliker on land occupations in Shamva and Bindura Districts;Mashonaland Central;are analysed. They offer nuanced accounts of what happened. As previous studies have shown;the story is not straightforward. Includes history and memory;organising occupations;the occupiers;rise of the party-state;why does this history matter? Concludes that together these two papers shed important light on the land occupation period.

  5. Library Resource
    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2020
    Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

    À rebours des autres régions du monde, l’Afrique pourrait devenir bientôt le continent de la déforestation, avec la République démocratique du Congo qui perd plus d’un million d’hectares de couvert arboré par an. En Afrique centrale, la déforestation est le fait d’une petite agriculture dont l’emprise géographique s’accroît avec la démographie et la volonté de se constituer des patrimoines fonciers.

  6. Library Resource

    Faire face au passé – et au présent

    Reports & Research
    April, 2012

    Ce rapport de FERN rédigé par la spécialiste en droits fonciers Liz Alden Wily documente la situation au Gabon pour informer sur, entre autre, les discussions en cours concernant FLEGT et REDD dans le pays.  Le rapport commence par un regard historique sur le Gabon.  En 1899 virtuellement la Gabon tout entier était attribué aux compagnies françaises d’exploitation forestière.  Avant cela, le Gabon endura près de deux siècles d’un régime commercial des plus développés en Afrique au sein duquel des clans locaux se mirent au service du commerce international d’esclaves et de ressources.

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    Facing Up to the Past – and Present

    Reports & Research
    April, 2012


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    Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Gabon

    Peer-reviewed publication
    April, 2021

    For the past decade, the land rush discourse has analyzed foreign investment in land and agriculture around the world, with Africa being a continent of particular focus due to the scale of acquisitions that have taken place. Gabon, a largely forested state in Central Africa, has been neglected in the land rush conversations, despite having over half of its land allocated to forestry, agriculture, and mining concessions. This paper draws on existing evidence and contributes new empirical data through expert interviews to fill this critical knowledge gap.

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