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By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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By Narayani Basu On his first state visit overseas, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Africa in March 2013, in a gesture to celebrate the closeness of the economic ties that have made Beijing the continent’s largest trading partner. During the high-profile tour, Xi signed deals worth billions o...
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Apr 2nd, 2013
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Air India is giving cricket-crazy consumers a reason to fly with the Maharaja during the Indian Premier League (IPL) season, which kick starts from April 3. The national carrier, which has entered into an agreement with Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians, is offering miniature bats signed by players...
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Mar 11th, 2013
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New Delhi (CNN) — One of the men accused of gang raping and fatally beating a woman on a New Delhi bus was found dead in his jail cell Monday. Police say Ram Singh hanged himself. But his lawyer and parents claim he was murdered. “There was no reason for him to commit suicide. There [&hel...
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Feb 25th, 2013
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The takeover of peoples’ land and water by corporations – even if they are from the global south – is a new form of colonisation. Women pick pigeon pea in eastern Ethiopia, where 80% of the population are engaged in agriculture. Photograph: Mark Tran for the Guardian The idea of south-south co-...
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Feb 20th, 2013
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Indian companies are among the biggest land holders in the African country through deals concluded in dubious circumstances “It is not a land-grab, it is a life-grab. It is daylight robbery. But if we protest, if we speak the truth, we could end up in jail or worse.” Obang Metho was referring to the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 12th, 2013
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Africa has emerged as the premiere frontier market in the world for vast agricultural land acquisitions, often called “land grabs” due to widespread evidence that the land being acquired is not “free and clear” of inhabitants. Instead, repressive African governments, like in Ethiopia, are forcing som...
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Feb 12th, 2013
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document “Doing Business with a Dictatorship is a Risky Venture: Can an Outsider Ever Be Assured of Winning?” I would like to give a special thank you to the Centre For Social Development (CSD) in association with Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), Popular Education and Action Centre (PEACE), and Th...
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Feb 7th, 2013
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 Human rights abuses documented The Ethiopian government has committed egregious human rights abuses to make way for agricultural land investments, in direct violation of international law, said the Oakland Institute in a new briefing paper released in New Delhi this week. The report, entitled “...
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Feb 5th, 2013
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By Charu Sudan Kasturi Source: Hindustan Times Indian investors eying Ethiopia should ensure that the local population is consulted before they are displaced for projects that involve the transfer of vast tracts of land, activists on Tuesday said, citing what they alleged were multiple instances of l...
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Dec 29th, 2012
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Six Indian men were charged with murder today after the death of a woman gang-raped on a bus. The move came as armed police today sealed off parts off New Delhi and appealed for calm. The 23-year-old student’s body is being flown home after she ‘passed away peacefully’ in a Singapor...