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Date: December 16th 2015 By Rogers Mugabo  The women and men in Uganda do not own land on equal basis and there is no consensus as to whether women ought to own, access and control land or not.  This is because, effective statutory laws protecting land, inheritance and property rights of…
By Astrid Haas, London School of Economics and Political Science and Paul Collier, University of Oxford Uganda's economy has been growing steadily over the past decade. Like many other developing countries, its growth has benefited from a confluence of external events, including a sustained…
By: John Okot Date: January 12th 2016 Source: AllAfrica.com Gulu — Independent presidential candidate Elton Joseph Mabirizi has pledged to set up a land tribunal that will fight cases of land grabbing when elected into office. Speaking to residents in Cerelenu market, Gulu, at the weekend, Mr…
By: Francis Mugerwa, George Muzoora & Ronald Tumusiime Date: January 31st 2016 Source: AllAfrica.com / The Monitor Gomba — President Museveni has promised to introduce an amendment to the land law to improve land tenure security and curb the tide in illegal evictions that the current law has…
By: Evelyn Lirri Date: February 9th 2016 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation KAMPALA, Feb 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As candidates canvass for votes in Uganda's Feb. 18 presidential election, contenders are promising sweeping reforms to resolve land conflicts, one of the country's hottest…
By: Babatunde Akinsola Date: February 23rd 2016 Source: Naija247 News Lake Victoria farmers cite Bidco land-grabbing, environmental destruction and human rights violations in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania The Bugala Farmers Association has called on the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)…
By: George Omondi Date: February 25th 2016 Source: AllAfrica.com / The Monitor Nairobi — Edible oil manufacturer Bidco has dismissed compensation claims raised by Kalangala farmers' lobby saying its involvement in Uganda's palm oil development project does not include land transaction. In a letter…
By: Francis Mugerwa Date: March 14th 2016 Source: AllAfrica.com / The Monitor Hoima — Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has asked government to initiate affirmative action programmes for women whose livelihoods have been disrupted by oil exploration activities in the oil-rich Albertine Grabben. According…
By: Paola Totaro Date: March 15th 2016 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation WASHINGTON, March 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Uganda's constitution of 1995 is known worldwide for pioneering and gender-sensitive provisions to protect women and their rights. However the reality on the ground,…
By: Daudi Migereko (Uganda’s Minister for Lands, Housing and Urban Development and Member of Parliament) Date: March 24th 2016 Source: New Vision Land is one of the most essential pillars of human existence and economic development. In Uganda, land is the most invaluable asset for citizens. …
By: Lizabeth Paulat Date: April 27th 2016 Source: Voice of America News KAMPALA, UGANDA—Uganda has just finalized a deal to build a pipeline to Tanzania’s Tanga port, a deal that brings the country a step closer to exploiting its vast oil reserves. But gaps in land governance law could stand in…
By: Evelyn Lirri Date: June 19th 2016 Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation BUGALA ISLAND, Uganda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Mariam Nakakeeto listened quietly to the grievances of fellow farmers gathered outside the grounds of a local church on Bugala Island, by the shores of Lake Victoria.…