Legal and psycho-legal counselling to defend land rights
While Cameroon’s Constitution recognises the ethnic diversity of the country, pastoralists are often marginalised and their access to land is insecure. Through its Access to Justice Program, MBOSCUDA provided legal and psycho-legal counselling to help the Mbororo assert their claims to communal...
Small-scale land grabs: another face of land grabbing discussed
Ngumfor Abinwi Ngwa
Wednesday, 27th September 2017
Reports on land grabbing in recent years have largely followed big foreign investors on large-scale acquisition, leaving unreported small-scale land grabs. Discussions articulated during the ILC Africa regional assembly in Yaoundé-Cameroon shed light on small-scale land grabbing.
Earth day in Africa: campaigning for land rights of vulnerable communities
Thursday, 18th May 2017
Every year, millions of people around the world celebrate Earth Day. A day to recognise the contribution of the earth and its ecosystems to human life while raising awareness about environmental challenges and concerns.
The case describes how a Mbororo pastoralist community in Cameroon defended their land rights against attempts by the Archbishop of the Bamenda Archdiocese, Cornelius Fontem Esua and the Catholic University of Cameroon to dispossess them of land they occupied since 1904. The case illustrates the...