The African people face an existential threat. With the enthusiastic support of some African governments, foreign countries and companies and wealthy foreigners are rapidly taking over the productive lands in Africa and turning Africans into refugees and slave laborers in their own homeland. Be a part of history; stand up and save Africa. We need 250,000 signatures to rollback Africa land grab.
Dr. Emeka Akaezuwa is an entrepreneur, inventor, technologist and educator. He graduated with a Ph.D in Information Systems and Structures from Rutgers University, New Jersey. Dr. Akaezuwa is a founding Trustee of the Global Literacy Project - Global Literacy Project, a non-profit group dedicated to bringing literacy to underprivileged regions of the world.
Human Rights Watch says it has evidence that some 70,000 indigenous people in the western Gambella region (in Ethiopia) were relocated against their will to new villages that "lack adequate food, farmland, healthcare and educational facilities. BBC »
When they first came they told us an investor was coming and we would develop the land alongside one another. They didn't say the land would be taken away from us entirely.
~ Farmer Gemechu Garbaba |
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Now, no land, no farm, no food.
~ Farmer Gemechu Garbaba’s wife |
Some people are doing business here but I have no idea what they are doing with our land. I see them growing sugarcane. That's all I know.
~ Abdulai Conteh , a local traditional leader in Senegal | BBC »
We are a grassroots organization dedicated to stopping land grab in Africa. To do this, we work with trade unions, student and religious groups, human rights and any organization that stands for fairness and justice. Our objectives are to Stop and rollback Land Grab, and to encourage genuine foreign investments, ones that are just and mutually beneficial.