When the North of Nigeria was colonized by the British government, it passed the Proclamation of 1900 and annexed all the land in the region. The colonial government North of Nigeria subsequently set up Northern Nigeria Lands Committee of 1908.
Ghana has tried to fuse the western style of democratic governance with African traditional administration to create a unique political regime based on democratic rule and application of traditional laws. The Ghanaians are at liberty to either apply the traditional land system or to apply the enacted laws and policies.
The Kingdom of eSwatini is a small, landlocked Southern African country bordered by the Republic of Mozambique to the east and surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. The history of Swazi land tenure dates back to the 1870s when most African countries were under European colonial administration.
Mozambique was colonised by the Portuguese until 1975 when the Frente de Libertação de Moçambique (FRELIMO) government under President Mondlane, took over power at the dawn of independence. The architecture, motivation and character of colonial land policies in Mozambique were similarly racially discriminatory and exploitative as those introduced under various colonial administrations in Southern Africa.
The land issue has taken primacy in Malawi’s economic growth and development strategy. The country’s economy is largely dependent on agriculture . Hence recent government efforts to support development focus on rationalising and adapting land tenure arrangements towards inclusivity and transformation.
Lesotho’s current land governance and land reform programme is informed by the Land Act 8 of 2010, which succeeds the Land Act 17 of 1979 that previously informed land reform in post-independence Lesotho. The prevailing land tenure system in Lesotho operates under leasehold terms of 31 years, as established under the 1979 Land Act, which mandates the State as the trustee of land in Lesotho.
When the North of Nigeria was colonised by the British government, it passed the Proclamation of 1900 and annexed all the land in the region. The colonial government North of Nigeria subsequently set up Northern Nigeria Lands Committee of 1908. Read More