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Tunis: The Truth is not always nice to see, the homeless are there

Conférence Doustourna, La vérité n'est pas toujours belle à voir, pourtant les SDF sont là (FSM Tunis, 27 mars 2013) The headline above, put together during the World Social Forum by a group of young activists from the Doustourna association network - part of the Medina cellule - can be seen as representative of the conference’s content, as a contribution to the World Assembly of Inhabitants. The WSF took place from 26 to 30 March 2013 in Tunis, capital of the “Jasmine” revolution, under the slogan of “Dignity-Karama".

Lagos, Thousands forcefully evicted in Badia east

Day Two of Ongoing Demolition Looms On Saturday, February 23, 2013, a demolition squad from the Lagos State Government began forcefully evicting thousands of residents of the Badia East community in Lagos. Over the course of the day, two bulldozers, dozens of uniformed Lagos State Physical Planning and Development Agency (LASPPDA) agents and countless others working with the Lagos State Environmental and Sanitation Task

Make the voices of Africa’s inhabitants heard

Facing forced evictions in Africa (© Amnesty International, March 2012) From 4 to 8 December the IAI will make the voices of Africa’s urban inhabitants heard at Dakar by hosting and participating in a series of events, including the Sixth Africities Summit (no registration charge for anyone to attend the Thematic Session on Associations of Inhabitants) and meetings with local residents organisations in the neighbourhoods. In this way the network is building upon relationships and convergences developed at the last World Assembly of Inhabitants (WAI, WSF Dakar 2011) and encouraging participation in the next WAI which will take place in Tunis (WSF, March 2013). Your signature is needed to support the recognition of inhabitants organisations.

Africities Summit: “Building Africa from its territories: which challenges for local governments?”

Organised by the United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLGA) every three years, Africities is a meeting of local government, ministers, city mayors, bureaucrats and traditional leaders as well as trade unionists, academics, NGOs and CSOs. Africities VI will take place in Dakar Senegal from 4 to 8 December 2012 with over 5000 delegates from across the continent as well as mayors from China, Latin America and Turkey.

Nigeria, Demolishing foundations of peace

Spaces for Change’s just-released research study, “Demolishing Foundations of Peace” documents and critically examines the systematic pattern of forced evictions and house demolitions in Nigeria, perpetrated by both city planners and security forces, in the name of “improving national security”.

Nigeria, Refugees in their Homeland: resettle Gosa, Iddo Evictees now!

Thousands were forcibly evicted from the indigenous Gosa 1 village located along the Airport Road, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, on Thursday, April 26, 2012 on the orders of the Nigerian Army.

Sit-in bien réussi pour exiger le droit à la terre et au logement au Burkina-Faso

Sit-it des organisations d'habitants pour exiger le droit à la terre et au logement (Ougadougou, 30 03 2011) La Bourse du Travail de Ouagadougou a accueilli pendant tout la journée du 30 mars le sit-in organisé par les organisations d'habitants pour exiger justice, donc la levée de la suspension de lotissement, non à l'accaparement des terres et aux déguerpissements.

Mali: Marcha en contra de los desalojos y para exigir justicia

Manifestación de UACDDDD contra los desalojos. (Bamako, 14 de marzo de 2012) Un millar de miembros de la UACDDDD se manifestaron el 23 de marzo de 2012 frente a la oficina del Primer Ministro para denunciar el acaparamiento de tierras y la especulación de terrenos. Remitieron una declaración al ministro de Medio Ambiente y Saneamiento, Tiémoko Sangaré y se citaron para reunirse dentro de un mes para obtener las respuestas que el gobierno se ha comprometido a dar.

Algérie, les expulsions continuent malgré le grand froid

Des familles n’ont d’autres refuges que des tentes (Alger, février 2012) Les expulsions ne s’arrêtent pas malgré le grand froid. «Depuis janvier dernier, une dizaine de familles ont été expulsées et plusieurs autres sont menacées de se retrouver dans la rue. La trêve hivernale, prévue dans la réglementation, n’est plus respectée. Commandités par le procureur de la République, des huissiers de justice ont notifié, ces derniers jours, des décisions d’expulsion», constate Salmi Hakim, président du Comité SOS familles expulsées, hébergé par la Ligue algérienne de défense des droits de l’homme (LADDH) qui se fait fort de collecter les dossiers des familles. Pour le président du Comité, la situation est catastrophique ces derniers jours.

Cameroon, “Ibem” says No to Brutal Evictions and subscribes to the Zero Evictions Campaign

A Zero Evictions Campaign for also preventing evictions in Nanga Eboko IBEM  means “house” in the local language of the Haute-Sanaga (Upper Sanaga) Department region of Cameroon. It is also the name given to the Social Housing Cooperative of the town of Nanga Eboko where the Constitutive Assembly took place on Thursday, November 24, 2011 in the banquet hall in the community of Nanga Eboko.