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4 Août 2017
  Amongi says the MPs are politicizing the issue because they wanted to be in charge of the land transaction.   Soldiers have been deployed to Amuru district on the contested 10,000 hectares of land which Acholi MPs do not want lease to the Madhani Group for sugarcane growing. Members…
2 Août 2017
The proposed amendment of article 26 of the Constitution to allow government take possession of private land without prior compensation continues to fiercely divide opinion in parliament. Opponents of the draft legislation claim the amendment is a government ploy to grab people's land. But…
24 Juillet 2017
Date: 20 juillet 2017 Source: Farmlandgrab La semaine dernière, le gouvernement a proposé au Parlement un texte pour modifier la Constitution. Domaine concerné: le droit des terres. Le président Museveni souhaite faire entrer l'Ouganda dans la liste des pays à revenus moyens grâce à la…
24 Juillet 2017
Since Uganda’s February 2016 elections, there has been widespread speculation that the government would try to change the constitution to entrench the power of ruling elites. The focus has been the possible removal of presidential age limits, paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni – in power…
16 Juillet 2017
Transparency International recently teamed up with a graduate consulting group from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs to analyse the intersectionality of land, corruption, and gender in Uganda, and the potential for tech to empower women in the country. Here's what…
26 Juin 2017
In April, three bus loads of men carrying sticks and machetes arrived in the village with the bulldozer - angry residents fought back BUGABO, Uganda June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "This land is peaceful," said Abdul Seryazi, standing in his family fields in Bugabo, a village in central…
29 Mai 2017
With detailed field studies from Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda and Namibia, a new report sheds light on the consequences of extractive industries on land rights and indigenous peoples in Africa. “Worrying that so little is done to protect the environment and the indigenous peoples,” says the report.  …
10 Mai 2017
After the war, all the people of Amuru wanted to do was to return to their land and carry on farming. Communities began returning to this fertile stretch lapped by the Nile River a decade ago, after years of being in displacement camps during the Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency. But now a new…
The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a non-political organization of the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) of ten countries: Burundi, D. R. Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It…
Human Rights Committee recognizes Extra-Territorial Obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights   The Human Rights Committee recently issued its Concluding Observations, or findings, related to the periodic report of Germany.  Germany appeared before the Human Rights…
The Landesa Center for Women’s Land Rights has created four new practice guides, which are available on LandWise at http://landwise.landesa.org/guides. These guides are practical resources for development practitioners, researchers, lawyers, advocates, and scholars to assess the situation for women…
Via The Independent By: Ronald Musoke New World Bank report warns Uganda over errant, archaic land management system. Read more here You can find the World Bank report here Photo credit: sarahemcc via Flickr/Creative Commons (CC By-NC-ND 2.0). Photo: © Sarahemcc