Land grab in Africa is not a good development: Radio report

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Voice of America, Radio

Petition signed by 400 people of a local community in Ethiopia who say they have been evicted without compensation from lands taken over for foreign investors (Source: VOA)

March 10, 2008

(Audio in Amharic)

Private corporations from Asian and Middle Easter countries are facing Africa’s

virgin lands to secure their population’s food needs. Ethiopia is in the forefront

of African states offering fertile land for long-term lease to these corporations

and states. This program reviews the general justifications and criticisms of

these actions with a focus on Ethiopia.

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Original source: VOA
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