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

 

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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

Get the information in this video and join the Petition: Letter to the Governor

 

 

 

 

How to defend communities against corporate HR abuses?

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How to protect rights of communities

Step by Step Guide on Land Rights for Women

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Women have less than 1 % of land titles in Nigeria, but form more than 60% of the agricultural workforce. This Referral Pathway explains how to acquire land, the rights of women to land and the obligations of land administrators, traditional authorities and investors. Download the Referral Pathway on Women’s Land Rights for your own work!

A Do or Die Affair: Episode 3 of Radio Drama on Land (Agroecology)

A Do or Die Affair

Small Scale Family Farming/Production Systems based on agro-ecological and indigenous approaches, that sustain food sovereignty and the livelihoods of communities can be the answer to climate change and land grabbing. Many farmers migrate to urban areas or foreign countries because they don’t know how to improve their farms. Listen here to the Radio Drama and download the full Radio Drama Scripts to translate and adapt the drama for your own radio show.