Ogiek Indigenous Peoples win historic battle against government in African land rights case

Friday, 26th May 2017

ILC member, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) argues the 8 year-long Ogiek case to victory in front of the African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, which recognises the Ogiek's indigenous status and their right to reparations from the government of Kenya.

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A COMMON RIGHT: UGANDA LAND ALLIANCE AND THE KARAMOJONG - photo by ©Jason Taylor/Source Project

African Court to deliver landmark judgment on Ogiek community land rights case against Kenyan government

Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, at its 45th session on 26 May 2017 in Arusha, will deliver a long-awaited judgment on a case brought before it, by the Ogiek indigenous peoples against the Kenyan government, for consistent violations and denial of their land rights.

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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.

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Putting NES into action: 40 media organisations trained in Togo

Thursday, 18th May 2017

In Togo, 80% of lawsuits are land related and men control 72% of agricultural land. The country’s NES being implemented wants to influence policies that enable a more inclusive and people focused growth. ILC and its partners count on the media to inform, educate people and participate in Togo’s NES platform.

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One giant step forward for women’s land rights: The African Union officially endorses Pan African Women’s Charter on Land Rights

Monday, 10th April 2017

Our land, our lives, women let us mobilize!’ The famous chant of the Women2Kilimanjaro hike which led to the mass assembly of rural women from across Africa to adopt a charter of demands that advocates for more inclusive land rights for women. 

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Joan Cuka Kagwanja, Chief, African Land Policy Initiative, UN Economic Commission for Africa and Thematic Ambassador, Responsible Land Governance

Solving Africa’s land issues to boost productivity, alleviate poverty and eradicate hunger

Thursday, 30th March 2017

Land is not only a controversial issue in certain parts of the continent, such as South Africa, where land expropriation is a hot topic; it is also a crucial tool to unlock economic potential in Africa. It is one of the main topics for discussion at Africa Development Week 2017, which is underway in Dakar, Senegal.

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