Land Rights

Hedge funds 'grabbing land' in Africa

BBC--Hedge funds are behind "land grabs" in Africa to boost their profits in the food and biofuel sectors, a US think-tank says.

US universities in Africa 'land grab'

Guardian UK--Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out.

Investor land deals exploiting Africa, report alleges

Reuters--Wealthy U.S. and European investors are accumulating large swaths of African agricultural lands in deals that have little accountability and give them greater control over food supply for the world's poor, according to a report released Wednesday.

Special Investigation Phase One: Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa

Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.

Ethiopia: Rising African Lion Or Broken Dictatorship?

Earlier this year, the World Bank, in an enthusiastic account, praised “The Ethiopian Way” as an exceptional model, responsible for the country’s “successful development performance.”

Les Papous Gagnent une Bataille Contre les Forestiers

Des communautés de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée ont remporté leur première bataille : elles vont pouvoir récupérer leurs terres après la décision de la Cour suprême d’invalider des baux très controversés accordés à des entreprises étrangères. Environ un tiers de ce pays, situé entre l’Indonésie et l’Australie, est  entre les mains d’intérêts étrangers, principalement des compagnies d’exploitation forestière, selon l’ONG Oakland Institute, basée aux Etats-Unis.

La Banque Mondiale Roule-t-elle pour Monsanto?

Antoine Hasday

Depuis la crise des matières premières de 2008, la Banque Mondiale a mis en place plusieurs initiatives sensées améliorer la sécurité alimentaire. Mais certaines sont directement associées aux grandes entreprises de l'agro-industrie et semblent privilégier les intérêts de ces dernières.

Miracle or Mirage? Manufacturing Hunger and Poverty in Ethiopia

As months of protest and civil unrest hurl Ethiopia into a severe political crisis, a new report from the Oakland Institute debunks the myth that the country is the new “African Lion.” Miracle or Mirage? Manufacturing Hunger and Poverty in Ethiopia exposes how authoritarian development schemes have perpetuated cycles of poverty, food insecurity, and marginalized the country’s most vulnerable citizens.

Ethiopia: The Time for Change is Now!

This is a critical moment for Ethiopia. The US Government, United Nations leaders, and the international media are all paying attention to the abuses taking place, and finally giving these atrocities the attention they deserve. Now, more than ever, the international community needs to follow through on its responsibility. We must not accept the introduction of a bill or the pardoning of 1,000 as enough. Instead, we must continue to call for universal human rights, democracy, and justice across Ethiopia.

Miracle or Mirage? Manufacturing Hunger and Poverty in Ethiopia

As months of protests and civil unrest hurl Ethiopia into a severe political crisis, a new report from the Oakland Institute debunks the myth that Ethiopia is a model economy and the “African Lion.”

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