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Reflections from Zimbabwean farmers on West Africa Peasants’ Seed Fair

28 March 2023

The 7th annual West Africa Peasants’ Seed Fair, hosted by the West African Committee for Farmers’ Seeds (Comité Ouest Africain de Semences Paysannes ­– COASP), was held in Zoungbonou, Benin, from 9-11 March 2023, bringing together 75 exhibitors from 25 countries, predominantly from the West African…

Robin Palmer – the original land campaigner and scholar activist

27 March 2023

Robin Palmer sadly died on February 19th. Historian, lecturer, land campaigner, NGO worker and consultant, he was the original scholar activist. The large numbers of tributes that have been shared on many platforms (see here and here) are witness to his influence on many over several decades.

How a ‘Gold Mafia’ is looting Southern Africa, washing dirty cash

23 March 2023

Al Jazeera infiltrates large gold-smuggling rings and reveals a giant money laundering scheme in which  billions of dollars’ worth of gold is smuggled every month from Zimbabwe to Dubai, allowing criminals to whitewash dirty money through a web of shell companies, fake invoices and paid-off…

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What to read digest about mining & land rights in southern africa

Mining, land rights and the environment: Political economies of conflict, displacement and resource capture in Southern Africa

20 October 2022

A review of initiatives and reports which examine the impacts of mining in four countries in Southern and Central Africa

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Land Portal at CLPA: The Decolonization of Customary Law and Institutions

Wednesday, 3rd November 2021 3:25 – 4:25 pm - Central Europe Time 4:25 - 5:25 pm in Zimbabwe and South Africa 5:25 - 6:25 pm - East African Time   This side event takes place in the frame of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA) on 1-4 November 2021 and  with the focus on “Land governance…