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South Africa, Serving our Life Sentence in the Shacks

Sit down in front of the police (Abalhali, March 22 2010) People all over South Africa have been asking the leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo as to why the government continues to ignore the demands of the shack dwellers. They have been asking why after all the marches, statements, reports and meetings the Kennedy Road settlement continues to get burnt down through the endless shack fires.

"Não partam a minha casa" Angola, Benguela, 29 a 31 de Julho de 2010

Para dar uma ideia da gravidade da situação da habitação em Angola, em Julho de 2009 o Governo Provincial de Luanda demoliu cerca de 3000 casas nos bairros Iraque e Bagdade, no município do Kilamba Kiaxi, deixando ao relento cerca de 15 mil pessoas. Um caso análogo ocorreu em Março de 2010, cerca de 2.500 famílias ficaram desalojadas em decorrência da avassaladora onda de demolições de residências na cidade do Lubango levadas a cabo pelo Governo da Província da Huíla. Objectivo específico da Conferência : conceber uma estratégia nacional e de integração em movimentos globais de prevenção e combate às demolições e desalojamentos forçados, criando um espaço comum das organizações de moradores e movimentos sociais urbanos.

South Africa: Independent Report into Political Violence Against Landless People's Movement

As the Landless People's Movement in Gauteng we welcome the independent research report by Jared Sacks into political violence against our movement in Gauteng. We have been suffering from serious repression in Protea South, in Harry Gwala and in eTwatwa. The story of our struggle and the repression of our struggle has not been told. The world may have been watching South Africa for the World Cup but the repression of our movement has passed unnoticed. Therefore we welcome this report and the light that it shines into the darkness of our country.

Nairobi, Memorandum Dandora Dumping Site and Waste Management

Dandor dumpig site (Francesco Fantini) The “Stop Dumping Death on Us” campaign has disclosed to the media its Memorandum on waste management system in Nairobi and the decommissioning of Dandora dumping site. The memorandum set a clear demand for the President and the Prime Minister to provide leadership in this process and appeals to them to set up a framework to coordinate Waste Management in Nairobi and the relocation of Dandora dumping site. The campaigners asked the President and the Prime Minister to intervene to avoid uncoordinated efforts which may lead to duplication of efforts and possible institutional conflicts among different government actors.

Cairo, The Court's Rule on Doweyqa Case

The Misdemeanors Court of Monsha't Nasser issued a verdict on the Doweyqa case by the imprisonment for five years for the first defendant, a deputy governor of Cairo governorate, and three years for seven defendants who are also employees of the State. The facts of the case go back to the year 2008 when a huge rock of Al-Moqatam Mountain collapsed on Ezbet Bekhet- Doweyqa- Cairo and led to the death of 107 inhabitants and 57 were injured according to the official statements.

Rio de Janeiro Declaration on Forced Evictions in Nigeria

To acknowledge the role of National Union of Tenants of Nigeria towards housing right protection in Nigeria, the union was selected by the UN-HABITAT to host a Networking Event on urban innovation at the just concluded fifth session of the World Urban Forum held from 22nd to 26th March 2010 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sénégal, Keur Massar, le collectif des inondés dénonce

À quelques mois de l'hivernage, les populations de Keur Massar et environs vivent déjà la psychose des inondations. Profitant d'un face-à-face avec la presse, elles ont dénoncé le manque de suivi des engagements de l'Etat pour leur trouver une solution rapide et efficace des eaux envahissant leurs maisons. Elles ont aussi fustigé l'attitude des responsables de l'usine de la Sedima qui, selon eux, pompent les eaux de l'unité de 2 pour les déverser dans les autres unités.

Port Harcourt, Abonema Wharf: a community sitting on a keg of gun powder!

Mrs Gift George, women leader in Abonema Wharf community addressing the media during the Social Action organised press briefing on Wednesday, 27th January, 2010. Social Action in collaboration with Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) organised a press briefing at Abonema wharf community on Wednesday to once again draw attention to the plights of the over 200,000 people that would be displaced and rendered homeless.

Dandora Dumping Site: The Biggest Human Rights Violation in Kenya

Nairobi, Stop Dumping Death on Us Nairobi has over 4,000,000 inhabitants and just one dumping site: Dandora. People are obliged to burn the waste and toxic fumes contaminate the air 24 hours a day affecting over 900,000 people. On the 10th of December 2009 , World Human Rights Day, the campaign invites you to take part in a public forum at Korogocho Chief Camp, a space for community members and key institutional stakeholders to look for a way forward.

Update Report on Port Harcourt demolitions

One of the De-roofed buildings in Njemanze Street, Port Harcourt This Report is given based on follow-up activity by the National Union of Tenants of Nigeria, which includes visits to the area and interviews with the affected persons. The Report will be update to include the living conditions of the affected and suggestions on how they could be assisted to alleviate their plights and prevent a reoccurrence.