Land grabbing

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 21st, 2013
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Belayneh Abate I usually feel discomfort when people refer the land robbery in Africa as “Land grab”. Land grab indicates the existence of formality or legality which is not the case in the large scale African land robbery. The online dictionary defines land grabbing as buying or leasing of large pie...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
May 9th, 2013
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Dear All, You are cordially invited to attend a Conference Discussion Sharing Forum about “Land Grabbing in Africa” with its devastating catastrophic effects it puts on the People of Africa which in effect is causing harm and is hindering sustainable progressive development for the people of Africa. ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 10th, 2013
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By Jacob K. Lupai Recently land grabbing in and around Juba has hit news headlines. The Citizen newspaper of Friday, January 25, 2013 – Vol.7. Issue No. 356 had as a lead news headline ‘Interior Ministry Orders Arrest of Land Grabbers and Associates in Juba’. The same newspaper of Friday, February 1,...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jun 22nd, 2012
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Tomaso Ferrando Subverting the classic vision of the private-public power relationships, some African countries are repeating the same motto that an East European newspaper used on the occasion of the visit of the German chancellor in 1999: ‘We forgive the crusaders and await the investors’.[1]...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 31st, 2011
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Land in Ethiopia is being leased to agro-industry investors on very long terms and below market rates. The beneficiaries have good political connections. But then land has been the play-thing of centralising authoritarians throughout Ethiopia’s recent history. Ethiopia is the world champion of ...