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Links About Land Grab

The is a lot of news on the web about Africa Land Grab. We are glad to share the links to them. Ethiopia: Thousands driven out in land grab The New Land Grab in Africa – An Alarming Scramble for the Continent Is On Ethiopia: Govt Forcing Thousands Off Land Understanding Land Investment Deals in […]

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Quotes from displaced Africans

  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”. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16590416   When they first came they told us an investor was coming and we would develop the […]

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Africa Land Grab Countries

Some Land Grab Countries 1. Congo 2. Ethiopia 3. Kenya 4. Mali 5. Mozambique 6. Sierra Leone 7. South Sudan 8. Tanzania We’ll be adding Google Map to show locations of countries soon.

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Some Foreign Countries, Firms and Individuals Involved in Land Grab in Africa

Some Land Grab Countries Congo Ethiopia Kenya Mali Mozambique Sierra Leone South Sudan Tanzania Some Foreign Countries, Firms and Individuals Involved in Land Grab in Africa Goldman Sachs JP Morgan London-based Emergent that works to attract speculators, and various universities Harvard US Investors and Universities Join the Land Rush in Africa Spellman US Universities in […]

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Some Land Grab Facts

In 2010 up to 123.5 million acres of African land — double the size of Britain — have been snapped up or is being negotiated by governments or wealthy investors. Ethiopia alone has approved 815 foreign-financed agricultural projects since 2007 Asian and Middle East companies had bought up 560 million acres of farmland in developing […]

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Quotes From Displaced Africans

quote 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 »
quote 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 | Channel 4 »
quote Now, no land, no farm, no food.
~ Farmer Gemechu Garbaba’s wife | ColorLines »
quote 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 »

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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.

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