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2 January 2023

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AP News
31 December 2022

Hundreds of opposition supporters rallied in the Armenian capital on Wednesday, urging the government to  unblock a vital road to the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

a farmer from Rajbari District, Bangaldesh
30 December 2022

Excessive use of chemical fertilizers is causing soil health degradation in Bangladesh, putting the country’s food security at risk

23 December 2022
Eastern Africa

The project on Promoting Responsible Governance of Investment in Land (RGIL) organized a Training of Trainers (ToT) on responsible land investment for 29 experts drawn from federal institutions, civil society organizations and investor associations. 

Pearson Reef, a rock located in the Spratly Islands
16 December 2022

Vietnam has accelerated its island building in the South China Sea where China has fully militarized three of its artificial islands, with Hanoi reclaiming about 80% of new land in the last year, a new study found.

Bhutan's land is 70% covered by forests
15 December 2022

To create housing, maintain its negative carbon status and sustainably manage its forests, Bhutan is embarking on creating a climate-smart forest economy.

Le Dr Elie Jean-Pierre Nongou/Adiac
13 December 2022

Dans sa thèse de doctorat soutenue le 10 décembre à Brazzaville sur le thème « La propriété foncière en République du Congo », Elie Jean-Pierre Nongou a proposé au législateur congolais de faire l’effort de légiférer à partir des réalités des fonctionnements sociaux et non à partir des concepts idéologiques désincarnés.

Plantation in Sri Lanka
13 December 2022
Sri Lanka

Attempts to re-expropriate assets of Sri Lanka’s privatized commercial plantations on the pretext of being under-utilized will undermine property rights and discourage investors, officials and analysts said.

Land rental payments increase as grace period expires
11 December 2022

In Tanzania the grace period for land rent defaulters expires on December 31, 2022. The Ministry of Land, Housing and Human Settlement reports increased monthly collection with  payment of land rents and fees increasing between 40-60 per cent.

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