- The now-concluded investigative series “Indonesia for Sale” examined the corruption underpinning Indonesia’s land rights and climate crisis in unparalleled depth.
- The series was a collaboration between Mongabay and The Gecko Project, an investigative journalism initiative founded at Earthsight in 2017.
“Winning the fight against Corruption in the Land Sector: Sustainable Pathway for Africa’s Transformation”
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2019 TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire
By Gareth Benest and Courtney Paisley
The index, which ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and businesspeople, uses a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of just 43.
A total of 42 people - including government officials - have been accused of orchestrating a corrupt land reform project worth hundreds of millions of rand.
A damning report for the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) has uncovered a huge network of fraud relating to land reform projects in South Africa, casting a shadow over the future of the ANC’s land redistribution plans.
We are prepared, we won’t back down or give up the rights we have conquered, much less hand over our territory so that Bolsonaro and his coronéis [old land elite] can carry out the plan they’ve hatched,” declared the Articulation of the Indigenous People of Brazil (APIB), one of the country’s leading indigenous organizations, in a public statement on 3 January.
The Grand Renaissance Dam is the centrepiece of Ethiopia's bid to become Africa's biggest power exporter
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's $4 billion dam project on the River Nile, which has been beset by construction delays and criticism from Egypt, will start initial operations in December 2020, the water and energy minister said on Thursday.
After a successful first Arab Land Conference, the Call to host the Second Arab Land Conference is now open!
The first Arab Land Conference
The Land Portal Foundation is pleased to announce financial support by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) to scale up work on information management and dissemination.
A global coalition of grassroots groups of small food producers and food sovereignty advocates has called on a United Nations expert to probe allegations of state-perpetrated land grabs in Cambodia ahead of an upcoming review of the human rights situation in the country.