INVESTIGATING LAND AND CORRUPTION IN AFRICA

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Women, Land, Corruption

 

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Corruption exacerbates gender inequalities in society. Women experience and perceive corruption differently from men and are more vulnerable to specific types of corruption – particularly sexual extortion – due to their social, political and economic roles. Find the study here: Impact of land corruption on Women

Residents say one dead, shacks razed as Lagos defies court ban on slum eviction

Less than three months after Lagos High Court ruled evictions would be “inhuman”, police again forced thousands from homes

 

Photo: Justice & Empowerment Initiatives

Residents evacuate Otodo Gbame, a slum community on the edge of Lagos’ Lagoon, on April 9, 2017. State authorities forced more than 2,000 residents from their homes at first light and onto boats in the lake, before setting fires to homes. Photo: Justice & Empowerment Initiatives

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Widow’s Cry

As women are refused land rights widows struggle for survival. Watch this documentary which  women in Upper East region of Ghana filmed themselves with the support of Insight Share.

Call for Nigerian farmers to unite in battle to save lands

Reverend Father Maurice Kwairanga works with farmers in northeast Nigeria to fight large scale land acquisitions, by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, Thomson Reuters Foundation http://bit.ly/2kouUUy

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98- year old, blind Elizabeth has to give way for Palm Oil Plantation

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98 year old, blind Elisabeth: “I still have two years to go before I am hundred”.

Thousands of people disenfranchised, evicted and deprived of their livelihoods, this is not current affairs but a process over years. Near Kade, Eastern Region of Ghana, a Belgium Oil Palm Farmer promotes biodiversity and drives out residents. GOPDC owns two industrial plantations, in Kwae and Okumaning, with a total concession of 14,153 ha but only 7,700 ha being already developed. One of the evictees is 98-year old Elisabeth.

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Organized Theft of Land – Cameroon’s Centenary Infrastructure Project

 

This beach will soon be turned into phase II of Kribi Airport

Kribi Port

Kribi is home to Cameroon’s best beaches: the sand is fine, the water crystal clear, fresh fish is guaranteed by local fishermen. Now Kribi has become part of a larger infrastructure project. Continue reading

Land Grab in the Rainforest

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How to defend communities against corporate HR abuses?

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How to protect rights of communities