The authorities publish a map of land disputes and community conflicts in Senegal

The authorities publish a map of land disputes and community conflicts in Senegal
The authorities publish a map of land disputes and community conflicts in Senegal

The General Directorate of Territorial Administration (MINT) of Senegal has published a detailed map of land disputes and community conflicts across the country. The current directory shows 307 unresolved cases, spread across different regions.

In Senego’s data analysis of land disputes and community conflicts in Senegal, certain regions stand out for the high volume of cases recorded. The Dakar region, for example, records the highest number of disputes with a total of 58 cases, dominated largely by land disputes between individuals which amount to 23. Thiès follows with 35 cases, marked in particular by a high proportion of subdivision problems which reach 11 cases. Sédhiou, for its part, presents a critical situation with 29 cases, 15 of which concern delimitation problems, indicating significant conflicts around the borders between villages or communes. These figures illustrate hotspots where land tensions require special attention to avoid long-term conflicts.

Details by Region

  1. Dakar:
    • Subdivision Problems: 09
    • Boundary problem: 06
    • Land disputes between individuals: 23
    • Land disputes between populations and developers: 16
    • Community conflicts: 04
    • Total:58
  2. Diourbel:
    • Subdivision problems: 04
    • Boundary problem: 01
    • Land disputes between individuals: 04
    • Land disputes between populations and developers: 02
    • Community conflicts: 00
    • Total: 11
  3. Fatick:
    • Subdivision problems: 02
    • Boundary problem: 03
    • Land disputes between individuals: 15
    • Land disputes between populations and developers: 02
    • Community conflicts: 01
    • Total:23
  4. Kaffrine:
    • Subdivision problems: 01
    • Boundary problem: 03
    • Land disputes between individuals: 06
    • Land disputes between populations and developers: 00
    • Community conflicts: 00
    • Total: 10
  5. Kaolack:
    • Subdivision problems: 02
    • Boundary problem: 02
    • Land disputes between individuals: 13
    • Land disputes between populations and developers: 02
    • Community conflicts: 04
    • Total:23

National Distribution of Cases

  • Subdivision issues: 58 (18.89%)
  • Boundary issue: 61 (19.86%)
  • Land disputes between individuals: 105 (34.20%)
  • Land disputes between populations and developers: 40 (13.02%)
  • Community conflicts: 43 (14%)
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