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Tanzanian Women Still Struggle Over Land Rights

Tanzanian Women Still Struggle Over Land Rights

STRUGGLING over land rights among women in Tanzania and Africa, in general, has remained as one of the social challenges despite efforts by relevant authorities to solve the problem. In most parts of Northern Tanzania, women attest to the power of land ownership for personal empowerment and transformations in gender relations. Yet very few have […]

Fighting Food, Poverty Challenges Through Women Equity In Land Ownership

Fighting Food, Poverty Challenges Through Women Equity In Land Ownership

When Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, launched the National Gender Action Plan (NGAP) on Agriculture in October, the idea was to upgrade women from the realm of subsistence farming to medium-scale and commercial farming. The figures provided by the minister at the launch showed that Nigeria had 95% subsistence farmers, […]

Namibian President Wants Land Expropriated To Boost Black Ownership

Namibian President Wants Land Expropriated To Boost Black Ownership

Namibia’s president called on Monday for a change to the constitution to allow the government to expropriate land and re-distribute it to the majority black population. “The willing-buyer willing-seller principle has not delivered results. Careful consideration should be given to expropriation,” President Hage Geingob said at the opening of the Second National Land Conference in […]