Awards Land to 6,000 Military Officers
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe announced Tuesday that 6,000 members of the
country's military forces would receive plots of land under the land redistribution
program. The government will award an additional 600 military personnel land recently
taken from the poor in the capital city of Harare.
Africa Agrees to Review Accelerated Land Reform Policy
At a major land reform summit attended by commercial farmers, activists and government
leaders, South African land officials agreed to review the pace of the country's
willing-seller, willing buyer land reform program for one that would speed up
distribution of valuable agricultural land to poor, black farmers.
Government Announces Land Reform Program
Malawian officials Wednesday
announced a new $28 million plan, funded by the World Bank, to purchase farmland
from mostly European landowners and redistribute it to the country's poor and
Court Upholds Land Seizure Law
Zimbabwe's Supreme Court ruled for the third time Friday to uphold a land law
that allows the government to seize farms owned by white farmers.
Moves to Nationalize All Farmland
The government of Zimbabwe announced this week that it would abolish private land
ownership and issue 99-year leases on all land. The program marks a significant
step in the country's "fast track" land redistribution program.
Victory, ANC Criticized over Failure to Meet Land Pledge
69 percent of the vote in South Africa's third election since the end of Apartheid
rule, the African National Congress, led by President Thabo Mbeki, still faces
disapproval over the sluggish pace of land redistribution to the poor.
Africans Vote in Third Democratic Election
South Africans voted Wednesday
in the country's third election in the ten years since the end of apartheid rule.
Among the issues voters are considering: the high rate of HIV and AIDS, poverty
and the effort to accelerate land reform.
Experts discuss the ongoing land battle between white farmers
and the Mugabe government in Zimbabwe.
President Robert Mugabe's ZANU-PF party narrowly won parliamentary
elections in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe's ambassador to the U.S. and the president of
the National Democratic Institute discuss the outcome.
Interview with Thabo Mbeki
South African President Thabo Mbeki discusses
the challenges facing his country, including its economy, the AIDS epidemic and
Crisis in Zimbabwe
Independence war veterans continue to invade hundreds
of farms, obstructing food production for local and foreign exchange in Zimbabwe.
After a background report, Zimbabwe officials and experts discuss the conflict.