November 01, 2005
Zimbabwe - Land, Livelihoods, Politics
Moore, Donald S.
Suffering for Territory: Race, Place, and Power in Zimbabwe.
Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.
On land disputes in Zimbabwe. Donald Moore received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Stanford University.
A description of the book with comments by James Ferguson, Achille Mbembe, and Elizabeth A. Povinelli is on the Duke University Press site.
September 02, 2005
Land Reform - Zambia
Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace.
Impact of the Land Act 1995 on the Livelihoods of the Poor and Peasants in Zambia.
Lusaka, Zambia: 2003. 163 pages
Discusses the situation for women and states that people want the chiefs to have more power.
For internet resources on Zambia see
August 25, 2005
African Government Document of the Week
Kenya. Commission of Inquiry into the Illegal / Irregular Allocation of Public Land.
Report. Chairman: Paul Ndungu
Nairobi: June 2004. 3 vols. Vol. 1 - 244 p. Vols. 2 (976 p.) and 3 (797 p.) are Annexes
Concerns the illegal giving of public land by previous Kenya government officials - an estimated over 200,000 illegal allocations since independence in 1963.
Oxfam (U.K.)'s site on East African land issues -
includes the following journal article and many others.
The Ndungu Report: Land & Graft in Kenya
Source: Review of African Political Economy, Vol.32, No.103, March 2005, pp.142-51. (Roger Southall)