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14 September 2017

Malawi: 250 households sue Global Metals & Mining for lack of compensation for displacement to pave way for mining

Author: George Singini, The Nation (Malawi)

"Kanyika mine in court" 4 September 2017...

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13 September 2017

Uganda: Oxfam urges fair compensation for locals who will be displaced for oil-pipeline construction

Author: Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg

"Oxfam Urges Fair Compensation for Ugandan Oil-Pipeline Land"...

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5 September 2017

Kenya: Community questions fresh coal mining plans due to environmental concerns & uncertainty about compensation

Author: Lydia Ngoolo, The Star (Kenya)

"Coal mining plan could be revived under Ngilu, resistance expected"...

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30 August 2017

Ethiopia: European Food & Cattle relocates after govt. agency fails to agree with locals on "reasonable compensation" for displacement

Author: Berhane Hailemariam, Addis Fortune (Ethiopia)

"French Company Relocates Investment Plant Over Land Dispute"...

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Article
28 August 2017

Kenya: Locals communities should be consulted & benefit from renewable energy project, says columnist

Author: Ikal Ang'elei, (Director, Friends of Lake Turkana) in Heinrich Böll Stiftung (Kenya)

"When Clean Energy Gets Dirty: Experiences from Kenya"...

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Article
28 August 2017

Tanzania: Local communities to be impacted by large scale projects should be consulted prior to implementation

Author: John Namkwahe, The Citizen (Tanzania)

"How infrastructure projects impact the host communities"...

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Article
15 August 2017

Uganda: Call to avoid violent confrontation between security forces & local community over land allocated to Madhvani Group

Author: Stephen Kafeero, Daily Monitor (Uganda)

"Breaking down the Amuru land conflict"...

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Article
10 August 2017

Uganda & Tanzania: Civil society groups call for fair compensation of families to be displaced to pave way for oil pipeline construction

Author: John Namkwahe, The Citizen (Tanzania)

"Civil society calls for fair compensation of oil pipeline victims"...

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Article
2 August 2017

Africa: Demand for land for large scale agricultural investment & commercial centres compromising livelihoods & fuelling conflict, says columnist

Author: Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times

"Loss of Fertile Land Fuels ‘Looming Crisis’ Across Africa"...

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Story
1 August 2017

Land grabbing & human rights: Report examines role of European corporate & financial entities

In May 2016 the report "Land Grabbing and Human Rights: The Involvement of European Corporate and Financial Entities in Land Grabbing outside the European Union" was published on behalf of the European Parliament. The report examines cases of land...

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