Uganda government ignores its directive on COVID evictions, evicts thousands of smallholder farmers, artisanal miners

September 2021
Ugandan land defenders

With the pandemic striking higher in Uganda, poor families continue to be forced off their land by their government and investors despite several directives halting evictions during the COVID period. Cites a number of examples. In the latest looming evictions, the Uganda government is evicting more than 35,000 artisanal miners in the Kisita mines in Kassanda district.