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9 June 2021
President Yoweri Museveni has expressed dismay at the century long ‘‘very bad’’ Mailo land tenure system used in Buganda kingdom stating that it’s ''an evil system.'' "It’s not anywhere else in Uganda," Museveni said during the 32nd Heroes’ day anniversary at Kololo Independence grounds, Kampala,
26 February 2021
Nepal has stepped into yet another and very important milestone in guaranteeing security of tenure and access to land for all. Following the promulgation of the new Constitution in September 2015, the Government of Nepal amended the Lands Act of 1964 through enacting a Lands (Seventh Amendment) Act
4 February 2021
In a bid to expedite the distribution of land ownership certificates to the landless people and decentralise the federal responsibility, the government has formed committees of the Landless Squatters' Problems Resolution Commission in all the 77 districts of the country. Each of the seven-member
13 July 2020
Nearly 100 families living on a public sidewalk in Boeung Keng Kang district’s Tomnop Teuk commune in Phnom Penh were recently given plots of land by the government in Khasch Kandal district’s Vihear Suor commune in Kandal province to encourage them to move. Eng Phearith, 24, moved from the
30 April 2020
April 30, 2020 ( -- The Addis Ababa City Government has demolished dozens of homes belonging to day laborers over the past three weeks, rendering at least 1,000 people homeless amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Most of those whose homes have been
14 September 2017
BHUBANESWAR: Four bills including the much-awaited Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Bill, 2017 were passed in the Assembly on Wednesday.Introducing the Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Bill, 2017 in the Assembly, Housing and Urban Development Minister Niranjan Pujari said it is a historical
29 August 2017
BU has lost more than 100 acres while Kuvempu University, more than 40 acres to encroachments After attempting to reclaim public land from land sharks, the state government has now set its eyes on the higher education institutes. Alarmed by the large-scale land grabbing in and around
21 August 2017
The legislation retroactively authorizes some 4,000 illegal settlers homes built on private Palestinian property while financially compensation the Palestinian land owners. The Settlements Regulation Law which seizes private Palestinian property meets both Israeli and international legal standards
8 August 2017
Odisha Government on Tuesday took a decision to grant land rights to the slum dwellers living in Municipal Councils and Notified Area Councils of the State and property rights to those living in Municipal Corporation areas. Accordingly, the State Cabinet approved promulgation of two ordinances for
12 May 2017
  Sixty percent of Zambians are small-scale farmers, who make up many of the nation's poorest people but produce 85 percent of its food LONDON, May 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Zambia's smallholder farmers could be made squatters on their own land as the country opens up to farming
3 May 2017
  ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Aworar Meka had been living and working at the Reppi rubbish dump in Addis Ababa for only one month when tragedy struck. A giant landslide at the 50-year-old dump, the Ethiopian capital's only landfill site, hit his neighborhood on March 11,
2 March 2017
Date: 2 March 2017 Source: Jamaica Observer PRIME Minister Andrew Holness says informal settlements or squatting cannot be used as a means for securing land tenure in Jamaica. He added that it is the orderly settlement of land which is led by the Government that will ensure Jamaicans own land

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