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'Flying car' SD-03, gets off ground with one person aboard in Japan
A Japanese venture company, SkyDrive has successfully conducted a test flight of an experimental flying car with one person on board.
Deadly tug-of-war over Brazil's Amazon land
29 Dec 2019
Land conflict in Brazil's Amazon is coming to a head between indigenous peoples and land invaders who take their lead from the anti-environment rhetoric of ultra conservative President Jair Bolsonaro.
Nigeria lists conditions for reopening its land borders
6 Nov 2019
Nigeria has given its West African neighbours requirements that must be met before it re-opens its land borders. Here are the conditions...
Land for sale in Russia’s Far East
3 Nov 2019
Land for sale in Russia’s the Far East
Traders angry over Nigeria's decision to close borders
23 Oct 2019
Nigeria's decision to close its land borders was aimed at cracking down on smuggling. But traders in neighboring Niger say their businesses are being crippled as a result.
Lax law enforcement causing Indonesia's forest fires: Greenpeace
19 Sep 2019
Land and forest fires are becoming very common in Indonesia. International environment watchdog Greenpeace says the government needs to strictly enforce laws against responsible parties.
Zimbabwe's farmers set hopes on irrigation scheme
11 Dec 2018
Chaotic land reforms, drought and lack of financing have made it difficult for Zimbabwe's small-holder farmers to get ahead. Increased focus on funding irrigation schemes is hoping to change that.
Nigeria farmers and cattle herdsmen fight over rights to farm land
17 Jul 2016
In one week alone, more than 80 people have been killed in Nigeria, in disputes over rights to farm land. Farmers say they were attacked when herdsmen tried to take over private farm land to graze cattle.