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Central America

By: Sebastien Malo
Date: May 12th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new map shows areas occupied by indigenous people in Central America, using previously untapped native knowledge, that could help claims by local tribes to ancestral land amid rapid deforestation, its makers said.

Thailand

By: Alisa Tang
Date: May 10th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers from northeast Thailand traveled to Bangkok on Tuesday to demand that police and human rights groups investigate the disappearance of a prominent land rights activist who went missing last month.

Nigeria

By: Ogechi Ekeanyanwu
Date: May 7th 2016
Source: Development Cable

A lot of widows in 35 countries, including Nigeria, do not have equal land inheritance rights.

In March, the gender equality bill, a bill to ensure gender parity, equal economic opportunities, and equality in marriage especially in terms of inheritance and land rights, was rejected by the senate.

Liberia

By: Matthew Ponsford
Date: May 6th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The lack of tenure over ancestral lands lies at the root of violent clashes on land leased to foreign palm oil producers in Liberia, a leading researcher said.