Egypt's minority Nubians stage rally, demand land rights | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

Source: New Jersey Herald
​Author: Haggag Salama

LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Hundreds of Egypt's ethnic minority Nubians have blocked a main road in the country's south to protest the government's plan to sell land they claim to be their ancestral territory.

Monday's protest, on the road between the city of Aswan and the Abu Simbel archaeological site, came after police last weekend prevented a group of Nubians from returning to their land.

Nubians have been forcibly displaced four times in the 20th century, most recently in 1964 with the construction of the Aswan High dam.

Egypt's new constitution, adopted in 2014, grants Nubians the right to return to their land within 10 years of ratification.

However, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has designated large swaths of land that was once Nubian for a new development project and transformed others into military zones.

 

 

Copyright © Source (mentioned above). All rights reserved. The Land Portal distributes materials without the copyright owner’s permission based on the “fair use” doctrine of copyright, meaning that we post news articles for non-commercial, informative purposes. If you are the owner of the article or report and would like it to be removed, please contact us at hello@landportal.info and we will remove the posting immediately.

Various news items related to land governance are posted on the Land Portal every day by the Land Portal users, from various sources, such as news organizations and other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. The copyright lies with the source of the article; the Land Portal Foundation does not have the legal right to edit or correct the article, nor does the Foundation endorse its content. To make corrections or ask for permission to republish or other authorized use of this material, please contact the copyright holder.

Share this page