Land and mineral rights in conflict

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Le site de construction de la mine d’or d’Essakane au Burkina Fasode © AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Mining prospectors in Luapula Province, northern Zambia, have forced small-scale farmers from their land at gun point, according to villagers in the region.

“We have a lot of battles going on over land; people’s right to land is being violated by manganese miners, time and again,” said Ignatius Musenge of the Zambia Land Alliance, a land rights NGO based in Mansa, the provincial capital.

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