22 September 2011 - Kampala – Oxfam International and the Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) today urged the government to investigate allegations that more than 20,000 people were involuntarily evicted from the Namwasa and Luwunga forest reserves in Mubende and Kiboga districts, to make way for a commercial tree plantation licensed to the UK-based New Forests Co
The original names of the hills, trees, rivers, animals and Bosawas basins are preserved in the Mayangna language. This is proof that these [lands] have been inhabited and cared for by our ancestors,” said Esteban López, vice president of one of the seven indigenous governments that administrate semi-autonomous areas in northern Nicaragua.
The Coordination of Indigenous Organizations of the Brazilian Amazon (COIAB), considering the revival and advancement of diverse interests - governments, national and international companies and even acting as an indigenous people - around the extraction of mineral resources from indigenous lands that are in the Amazon comes from the public to express:
The lands of indigenous Khiyang community at Gungru Mukh Para under Kuhalong Mouza in Bandarban district of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) are allegedly being targeted to seize by a so-called journalist namely AKM Jahangir, a fanatic leader of Bengali settlers.