Category Archives: Resistance

Famers and land title owners are speaking out and/ or organizing against land grabbing

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


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Une convergence d’action pour eradiquer le mal!


Pour ce faire, les organisations et associations œuvrant dans le secteur regroupées au sein d’un organisme dénommé « Convergence des luttes pour la terre et l’eau » ont tenu en fin juin 2015 à Sélingué au Mali, un atelier de partage d’expériences.



  1. Le cadre réglementaire de la gestion foncière

Un mélange complexe de sources constitutionnelles et législatives est la base de la gouvernance des terres au Ghana, ce qui est principalement le résultat de la coexistence des systèmes fonciers différents : le droit coutumier, le droit statutaire, les dispositions constitutionnelles  et les décisions judiciaires. Gérer ces systèmes pour assurer la sécurité d’occupation pour toutes les couches de la société est un défi pour le système juridique au Ghana. Continue reading

Sierra Leone: Organizing against Palm Oil Investors

Sierra Leone: Organizing against Palm Oil Investors

Pujehun Town SLIEPA advert

Pujehun District in Sierra Leone’s Southern Province was heavily affected by the civil war that lasted from 1991 until early 2002. Today about 60% of the total area or 80% of the arable land is given to investors, mainly active in oil palm plantations.

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Land Grabbing in Northern Ghana: How Fair Were The Deals Signed?

Land Grabbing in Northern Ghana: How Fair Were The Deals Signed?


The recent noise over land grabbing in Ghana especially in the Northern Region, following an outcry by many citizens and rights advocates, seems to have suddenly died down. Nonetheless, there are questions being asked regarding the welfare of citizens/land owners who were reportedly shortchanged in land deals described as murky by civil society organisations (CSOs) including ActionAid.

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Mbane (Sénégal): Boulimie Foncière

Ibrahima Camara a recherché les implications de l’accaparement des terres à Mbane.

Nigeria: Ex-Police Commissioner vs. Minister in the Temple of Justice


J.M. Shishi. Since 2009 he has attended 60 court sessions on behalf of the community. He has practiced law for 20 years and is a senior lecturer at Nassarawa State University in Keffi.

In 2007 a retired police commissioner claimed to have purchased 127 ha of land in Gunduma, Karshi Development Area, Nassarawa State. When locals refused to vacate the land they had farmed for their whole lives, policemen armed with guns arrested the farmers. Continue reading

Land grabbing in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria


Land grabbing in Ibadan, Oyo State, in Nigeria is not as critical as in other parts of the country. However we keep a watchful eye on the phenomenon in and around this State in the South West of Nigeria. Mr OLA, a rural development officer in Ibadan, has told us what is going on there.  Continue reading