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Land & Corruption

Land governance is a sector particularly vulnerable to corruption due to the economic and social value given to land. For the same reason, corruption in land governance has high social costs affecting food security, social justice, environmental protection, women empowerment, cultural diversity, human rights, and the safety and sustainability of cities and communities.

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How a ‘Gold Mafia’ is looting Southern Africa, washing dirty cash

23 March 2023

Al Jazeera infiltrates large gold-smuggling rings and reveals a giant money laundering scheme in which  billions of dollars’ worth of gold is smuggled every month from Zimbabwe to Dubai, allowing criminals to whitewash dirty money through a web of shell companies, fake invoices and paid-off…

Opportunity-Research Fellowship: Land, corruption and discrimination

28 February 2023

 Equal Rights Trust (ERT) is looking for a research  fellow to support on a research project to map discriminatory corruption in the land sector. 

Forest land being advertised for sale online, says group

19 February 2023

An independent forest monitoring watchdog has expressed shock that forest reserve land is being openly advertised for sale online every week.

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Enough is enough

16 February 2023

Today, I am on board the Greenpeace Arctic Sunrise ship, as we confront the fossil fuel company, Shell, for its role in causing climate devastation around the world - while paying nothing for this destruction. It is now a  trend almost everywhere in the world, fossil fuel and oil extraction are…

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2021 Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA-2021)

1 November 2021

ABOUT THE EVENT Land Governance for Safeguarding Art, Culture, and Heritage Towards the Africa We Want The fourth CLPA is scheduled to take place over 1 - 4 November 2021 under the theme: “Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards the Africa We Want.” The Conference will…