The African continent is currently in the midst of simultaneously unfolding and highly significant demographic, economic, technological, environmental, urban and socio-political transitions. Africa’s economic performance is promising, with booming cities supporting growing middle classes and creating sizable consumer markets. But despite significant overall growth, not all of Africa performs well. The continent continues to suffer under very rapid urban growth accompanied by massive urban poverty and many other social problems.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2014Africa, Ghana
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJuly, 2020Congo
Ce rapport présente et analyse les dispositions internationales et nationales encadrant les droits de propriété foncière des communautés locales et populations autochtones en République du Congo.
Il s'agit d'un document à but éducatif visant à améliorer l'accès et la compréhension des lois congolaises.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2015Lesotho
Lesotho regularly features in the African and international media as a country blighted by drought, hunger and food insecurity. Much of the discussion about the causes and remedies for food insecurity, including within Lesotho itself, focuses on the rural population and the precipitous decline in domestic food production in recent decades. This report argues that the rural bias of both donors and government ignores the fact that poverty and food insecurity are increasingly important urban issues as well.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsMay, 2001Lesotho
This paper draws on research on the enforcement of the Land Act of 1979 in Lesotho. It seeks to show that illegal settlements occur under the shadow of formal state rules, from which social actors borrow selectively and in opportunistic ways to acquire urban property rights. This is possible because of inconsistencies and contradictions in state rules and enforcement methods.
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsJanuary, 2020Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Eastern Africa, Uganda
With the current population of 40 million and 213 inhabitants per km², Uganda is one of the most densely populated countries in Africa. Yet land is a fixed asset. Of all the land in Uganda, approximately 80% of the land area is administered under customary tenure system and approximately 5% only is titled under Mailo, leasehold and freehold tenure. There is a high amount of tenure insecurity in major parts of the population, as the land legislation is not well−known among the rural smallholder farmers.
Library ResourceLegislationApril, 1951Sierra Leone
An Ordinance to make provision against third party risks arising out of the use of motor vehicles.
Library ResourceLegislationApril, 1898Sierra Leone
An Ordinance to repeal The Public Lands Ordinance, 1896, and to make other provisions in lieu thereof.
Library ResourceLegislationMay, 2014Sierra Leone
Being an Act to amend the Petroleum ( Exploration and
Production) Act, 2011.
Library ResourceLegislationSeptember, 2008Sierra Leone
Being an Act to establish the Sierra Leone Environment Protection Agency, to provide for the effective protection of the environment and for other related matters.
Library ResourceLegislationAugust, 1961Sierra Leone
An Act to amend the Crown Lands Ordinance, 1960
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