Extractive Industries

Land rights at root of palm oil conflict in Liberia, campaigners say

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.

Yanomami in Venezuela demand land rights

Date: April 28th 2016
Source: Survival International

Last month Yanomami representatives in Venezuela handed in a demand to the state government for the recognition of their territory.

Gaps in Land Policy Could Stall Uganda Pipeline

By: Lizabeth Paulat
Date: April 27th 2016
Source: Voice of America News

KAMPALA, UGANDA—Uganda has just finalized a deal to build a pipeline to Tanzania’s Tanga port, a deal that brings the country a step closer to exploiting its vast oil reserves. But gaps in land governance law could stand in the way.

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