Uganda

Uganda environment authority greenlights clearing of Bugoma Forest

Two sugarcane companies have begun clearing thousands of hectares in disputed sections of Uganda’s Bugoma Forest. The National Forestry Authority (NFA) is challenging land titles granted to Hoima Sugar Limited and MZ Agencies, but a series of court defeats has forced the authority to remove its guards.

Foreign investors responsible for land evictions- report

More than 35,000 people from over 20 villages are homeless after being evicted from about 9,300 acres of land in Kiryandongo, Uganada to pave way for large scale farming. Foreign investors dealing in agribusiness have been blamed for the ongoing land grabbing.