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Mozambique continues to struggle with the complex legacies of conflict stemming from a bitter anti-colonial war, followed by decades of civil strife and the current armed insurgency in Cabo Delgado. Mozambique is a fertile and mineral rich country which is also highly vulnerable to the accelerating impacts of climate change. It was recently ranked as the 35th most vulnerable and the 24th least ready country to address climate change effects. Despite having progressive land laws which entrench community land rights, these have proved difficult to implement. There is significant evidence of large scale corporate agricultural, mining and conservation investments which have displaced rural people, undermined livelihoods and fuelled discontent in the countryside.
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African countries are tapping their fossil fuel wealth. Why aren’t they getting rich?

7 December 2022

 A growing body of research suggests that rather than serving as a boon for development, major fuel discoveries tend to spawn corruption and economic instability in countries that lack strong financial institutions and legal systems. More recent research suggests that these effects are not only…

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Deadline extended! Land Portal is hiring researchers (remote work)

6 December 2022

The Land Portal is hiring researchers with expertise on Liberia, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Mozambique, Ghana,  and The Gambia.

World Bank admits its policy failed in Mozambique

7 July 2022

According to Mozambique analyst Joseph Hanlon the World Bank admits that its policy failed in Mozambique, leading to high growth but inequality, poverty, corruption. The World Bank cites the need to “rethink” the current model. The World Bank in two reports in June admits the catastrophic failure…

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Mozambique continues to struggle with the complex legacies of conflict stemming from a bitter anti-colonial war, followed by decades of civil strife and the current armed insurgency in Cabo Delgado

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Climate resilient land-use planning in Mozambique

3 November 2022

Capacity building for joint adaptation and mitigation at community level   Climate change is a fact in Mozambique given the geographical location of this country which places it in a position of vulnerability. The most recorded effects in communities are prolonged drought, floods, strong winds and…

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Webinar: Realizing women’s land rights in Africa

Webinar: Realizing women’s land rights in Africa

In October 2016, women farmers from 22 countries across Africa climbed the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro to claim women’s rights for access to and control over land and natural resources. This event coincided with the launch of a campaign of the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC) to reach the target of…