Les populations de Zékounga, un village situé à environ 15 Km de Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso sont menacées d’éviction. Selon les populations, le Maire de Tanghin Dassori accapare leurs terres sous le couvert d’un projet d’urbanisation et utilise par l’intimidation, arrestation arbitraire, de violence et voies de faits pour se saisir de leur patrimoine foncier.
Zékounga is a village located at about 15km from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The community is threatened by a forced eviction being conducted by the Mayor of Tanghin Dassori who, according to masses, is hiding behind a so-call urbanization project and using intimidation, arbitrary detention and other violence and abuse to take control of the land belonging to the Community.
Ogoni community in Nigeria is about to lose control over their farmland as Nigerian government decided to kick the community off their land for the profit of an international investor.
2015 is the Year of the Soil! Find in this atlas facts and figures, all explained in concrete examples and infographics. Everything you always wanted to know about what is happening above and under the ground, the impact of climate change, land grabbing and urbanization.
Soil Atlas 2015
The Rivers State government had on 26 July 2010 demolished Abonnema Wharf waterfront, thereby leaving thousands of residents homeless. In January 2015 the Human Rights Commission will gather for a hearing of this case. Will they find a way to bring justice to the community?
Most of the issues within the Principles are either of an ethical nature, says the author, are already embedded in the Constitution of Nigeria and within its different policies on natural resources management. What in effect is of importance is that the principles are a reminder of to move from policy concepts and political rhetoric to implementation and action. Continue reading
LPI, the Land Policy Initiative invited to discuss the Implementation of Voluntary Principles on LSLBI and Inclusive Growth in Agriculture in Addis Abeba, November 2014 Continue reading
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Tagged Afrique de l'Ouest, agriculture, civil society, environment, Land grabbing, land use, LPI, LPI Addis Abebea, LPI land conference africa, Uneca, West Africa
Avoir a l’œil les loups en habit d’agneau
Des représentants des organisations de la société civile du Cameroun (COMMINSUD), de la Côte d’Ivoire (COPAGEN), du Burkina Faso (ROPPA), du Ghana (GRAIN), du Niger (Swissaid), du Nigéria (LJ4WA), du Sénégal (CRAFS), du Togo (AFSA), et de Synergie Paysanne du Bénin pays organisateur ont valide la Strategie de Plaidoyer contre l’accaparement des terres et pour la promotion de l’agriculture familiale en Afrique de l’Ouest le 23, 24 et 25 Septembre 2014 a Porto Novo (Republique du Benin).
Ogoni communities are already affected severely by the oil industry in the Niger delta. Watch this documentary, which shows how the communities lost their land for a banana plantation. Continue reading
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Tagged Afrique de l'Ouest, agriculture, environment, l'accaparement, l'accaparement de terres, land, land rights, land use, landgrab, landgrabbing, West Africa
Galadimawa, a community at the outskirts of Abuja, FCT, Nigeria, is surraounded by fenced estates: new constructions for Abuja residents. The community is resisting the relocation offered by the government. Continue reading
Pour une politique et un cadre juridique harmonisés au service du foncier dans l’espace CEDEAO
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