November 01, 2005

Zimbabwe - Land, Livelihoods, Politics

Moore, Donald S.
Suffering for Territory: Race, Place, and Power in Zimbabwe.
Durham: Duke University Press, 2005.
399 pages

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.

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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

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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)

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