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16 January 2018

Kenya: UN experts call for respect of indigenous peoples' rights in implementing EU-funded climate change mitigation project

Author: John H. Knox, Michel Forst & Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (UN Special Rapporteurs)

“Indigenous rights must be respected during Kenya climate change project, say UN experts"...

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11 January 2018

Uganda: Campaign to empower small-scale food producers fight land grabbing including by agribusinesses launched

Author: Slow Food (Italy)

"The Future of Uganda is in Danger: Stop Land Grabbing!"...

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9 January 2018

Uganda: Locals in oil-rich Buliisa to be evicted for oil processing facility construction reject govt.'s compensation proposal, say rate per acre is unfair

Locals in oil-rich Buliisa region whose land has been earmarked for an oil processing facility construction have rejected govt.'s compensation proposal and termed it as low, with some threatening not to sell their land to the government. [refers to...

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8 January 2018

Uganda: Locals in oil-rich Buliisa to be evicted to pave way for oil processing facility construction reject govt.'s compensation rates

Author: NTV (Uganda)

"Lands Minister Betty Amongi, Buliisa residents clash over oil compensation rates"...

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5 January 2018

Kenya: Sengwer indigenous community say eviction to pave way for water project will compromise their livelihood

Author: Joseph Muraya, Capital News(Nairobi)

"Forest is our ancestral land, Sengwer community say resisting eviction"...

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18 December 2017

Kenya: Indigenous Endorois community's long pursuit for justice after eviction to pave way for a game reserve

Author: Martin Mavenjina, (Kenya Human Rights Commission), in African Arguments (UK)

"Could Global South solidarity finally ensure justice for Kenya’s Endorois?"...

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13 December 2017

Tanzania: Locals to be evicted to pave way for economic zone demand fair compensation

Author: Patty Mugubira, The EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Evictions loom to pave way for economic zone"...

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11 December 2017

Kenya: Uncertainty over resettlement plans & revenue sharing delaying coal production

Author: Boniface Mwaniki, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Coal mining in Kitui yet to start 5 years after deal was signed"...

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29 November 2017

Ethiopia: Human rights group calls for scrapping of large-scale land deals for agribusiness to protect local communities; calls it a 'failed development paradigm'

Author: Rina Chandran & Tom Gardner, in Reuters

"Calls to end Africa's 'horrific' land deals after Indian firm's fallout"...

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20 November 2017

Kenya: Oxfam's report urges Tullow Oil to adhere to principles of free, prior & informed consent in its operations in historically marginalised Turkana region; company responds

A recent report by Oxfam notes that whereas locals in oil-rich Turkana region are feel that engagement with oil companies has improved since 2015. However, it claims that Tullow Oil is not yet achieving its FPIC obligations. Business & Human...

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