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Land tenure in Angola has been strongly affected by 27 years of civil war that disrupted customary rights and land allocation while forcing rural communities from their land. As a consequence, agricultural production strongly declined, the country became dependent on imports and humanitarian aid to feed its population and more than half of the population (57%) moved from rural to urban areas, concentrated in informal settlements without adequate services.

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Women’s Tenure Rights and Land Reform in Angola

6 Agosto 2021

  By Allan Cain, Development Workshop Angola * This article was originally published as part of the online discussion on customary law in Southern Africa Angola is a post-war country, with weak land tenure legislation and limited local government management capacity. More than 62 percent of the…