23 Mar 2017 Reuters
Namibian president calls for land expropriation
Namibia wants to transfer 43 percent, or 15 million hectares of its arable agricultural land, to previously disadvantaged blacks by 2020, and "also look at foreign ownership of land".
06 Feb 2017 The Namibian
Groups join forces over ancestral land
Swapo parliamentarian expresses concern over what he called land grabbing by 'corrupt' politicians and their powerful and international business partners in various northern regions of Namibia.
16 Nov 2016 News 24
Namibia tables bill to ban foreign ownership of land - report
Namibia's lands minister Utoni Nujoma has reportedly tabled a bill that would see foreign nationals being barred from owning land in the southern African country.
15 Nov 2016 Agence Ecofin
Après la Côte d’Ivoire, la Namibie interdit à son tour aux étrangers l’acquisition des terres agricoles
Le gouvernement namibien vient de soumettre au vote du parlement le projet de la Loi foncière 2016, dont la mesure phare est l’interdiction aux étrangers d’acquérir des terres en Namibie.
06 Jul 2016 New Era
Foreigners own 1.4 million hectares of farmland
A total of 281 foreign nationals own 1.4 million hectares of agricultural land in Namibia, some in partnership with Namibians, Minister of Land Reform Utoni Nujoma revealed last week.
13 May 2016 Namibian
Namibia: Russian landlord in Panama Papers
Russian billionaire Rashid Sardarov, who bought large tracts of land in Namibia, is among the long−serving clients of Mossack Fonseca, a disgraced law firm known for aiding the rich to hide their wealth in tax havens
10 Dec 2015 PLAAS
Commercialisation of land in Namibia’s communal land areas: A critical look at potential irrigation projects in Kavango East and Zambezi regions
The Namibian government has received proposals from multinational agribusiness to develop large-scale agricultural irrigation projects but only a few of have materialised or have been operationalised.
09 Jul 2015 Bloomberg
Namibia plans to ban foreigners from owning agricultural land
The Namibian government plans to pass a new land law that will ban foreigners from owning agricultural land, the country’s cabinet said.
16 Mar 2015 Xinhua
Chinese investment in Namibia grows to US$4.6bn
Chinese companies are planning to invest in maize and tobacco farming in the Zambezi region of Namibia where the environment is very good and the land is fertile. The companies are now doing the preparatory work.
10 Mar 2015 The Citizen
Youth activists condemn land given to Chinese company
A group of Namibian youth activists have condemned their government’s intention to approve the lease of 10,000 hectares of fertile land to a Chinese company to grow tobacco for export.
28 Oct 2014 African Intelligence
Les chasses du milliardaire Rashid Sardarov gênent Lodestone
Le projet de développement d'une ferme de gibier de 46 000 ha par l'oligarque russe Rashid Sardarov, près de Windhoek, perturbe un programme d'exploitation de fer dans la zone.
28 Aug 2012 Future Challenges
The great land grab: The discovery of a new aquifer in Namibia
The arid nation of Namibia has a newly discovered aquifer called Ohangwena II, that spans its northeast region, which flows under the boundary between Angola and Namibia, and now the challenge of balancing profit with sustainability looms overhead.


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