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KB.L Land news Weeks 32 - 33 South Africa
12 August 2020
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
South Africa

In this land news update from South Africa we focus on:

Over 3,000 native land titles handed over to Sabahans this year, says CM
10 August 2020
Malaysia

LAHAD DATU, Aug 9 — Over 3,000 Sabah native land titles have been granted to Sabahans this year, said Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal.

He said the land titles were handed over to among others residents of Tawau, Kalabakan, Keningau and Tambunan.

Indonesia inches forward on community forest goal, hobbled by pandemic
6 August 2020
Indonesia

JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indonesia has cut back its planned transfer of state forests to local communities this year by half - an area twice the size of Los Angeles - because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to the Ministry of Environment and Forestry.

5 August 2020
Global

CALL FOR INDIVIDUALS AND/OR ORGANISATIONS INTERESTED IN COORDINATING ILC’S GLOBAL WORK ON RANGELANDS AND MOBILITY

DEADLINE 15 AUGUST 2020

TERMS OF REFERENCE

We are launching this call to mainstream ILC’s commitment in support of pastoralists, mobility and security of rangelands for land conflict prevention and ecosystem restoration

One Land Disputant Detained, 20 Released in Tbong Khmum
4 August 2020
Cambodia

Main photo: People protest in front of the Dambe district hall in Tbong Khmum province on October 18, 2019. (Supplied)

4 August 2020
South-Eastern Asia
Cambodia
Thailand

The first class action lawsuit against a Thai firm for its actions in Cambodia is a test case for transboundary disputes

Will Cambodia’s Shift in Focus to Small-Scale Farming Work?
29 July 2020
Cambodia

Main photo credit: Unsplash

Is the COVID-motivated shift enough to support all the laid-off garment industry workers? Who will really benefit?

Record 212 land and environment activists killed last year
29 July 2020
Africa
Honduras
Brazil
Colombia
Philippines
Romania
Global

Global Witness campaigners warn of risk of further killings during Covid-19 lockdowns

28 July 2020
Democratic Republic of the Congo
South Africa
Brazil
Malaysia
Sri Lanka
Iraq
Global

The second round of LAND-at-scale resulted in 24 ideas submitted by 19 Dutch embassies. The LAND-at-scale Committee selected 6 most promising ideas to develop further. 

Land a Wife: Indonesian man says buyer of his property can marry his sister-in-law
23 July 2020
Indonesia

An Indonesian man is seeking someone to buy his plot of land and marry his sister-in-law, in what has become another viral real estate ad in the country to be bundled with a marriage deal.

In the ad, which was posted on Facebook on Tuesday, the land owner, Aris Sofiyanto, wrote the following:

WOLTS Champions Training in Tanzania
21 July 2020
Africa
Eastern Africa
Tanzania
Asia
Central Asia
Mongolia
Global

‘WOLTS Team Perspectives’ is a new series of blogs launched in February 2020 by the global WOLTS team. In this series, field team members share their views about the impacts of the project’s action-research on gender, land and mining among pastoralist communities in Tanzania and Mongolia.

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