The new scramble for Africa
    On Al Jazeera’s talk show South2North, Redi Tlhabi debates the new scramble for Africa with former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano, Nigerian politician Nkoyo Toyo and Philippe Heilberg, a land investor from the US.
    • Al Jazeera
    • 20 Sep 2013
    Our man in Sudan
    An ex-Wall Street banker jets off to South Sudan to show how investors are rushing to Africa in a modern-day land-grab. Watch Al Jazeera 'Witness'.
    • AJE
    • 30 May 2013
    The secret sale of a country
    Investors, such as Jarch Management and Nile Trading and Development, are buying up huge tracts of fertile land in Southern Sudan.
    • The Times
    • 02 Jul 2011
    South Sudan threatened by land grab
    Four months before South Sudan becomes an independant nation nine percent of the country has been targeted by investors, a Norwegian People's Aid report reveals.
    • NPA
    • 23 Mar 2011
    Food and water drive Africa land grab
    As African leaders, many out to line their own pockets, sign away their people's land to foreigners, the continent's people face not having enough food to eat.
    • UPI
    • 29 Apr 2010
    Appropriation et concentration de droits fonciers à grande échelle-Le cas du Soudan
    Accaparement des terres - cas du Soudan - par AGTER
    • AGTER
    • 19 Jan 2010
    Foreign investors snap up African farmland
    Because of the political sensitivity of the modern-day land grab, it is often only the country's head of state who knows the details. Der Spiegel investigates.
    • Der Spiegel
    • 30 Jul 2009
    Die große Jagd nach Land
    Regierungen und Investmentfonds erwerben in Afrika und Asien Ackerland, um Nahrungsmittel anzubauen – ein lohnendes Geschäft, weil die Preise rasch steigen. Das Milliarden-Monopoly führt zu einem modernen Kolonialismus, dem sich viele arme Länder notgedrungen unterwerfen.
    • Der Spiegel
    • 27 Jul 2009
    The food crisis continues - in the form of a global scramble for lucrative farmlands
    It's a tsunami of land deals and, as all of the experts who have studied the phenomenon have agreed, no nation is truly prepared for its implications.
    • CounterCurrents
    • 17 Jun 2009
    Betting the farm
    As world population expands, the demand for arable land should soar. At least that's what George Soros, Lord Rothschild, and other investors believe.
    • Fortune/CNN
    • 10 Jun 2009
    Jarch doubles its Sudanese empire
    Although it slipped past the world’s media, in mid-April it emerged that Jarch Capital had doubled its landholdings in Southern Sudan. That takes the acreage owned by Phillippe Heilberg and chums to a massive 800,000 hectares, or 3,000 square miles, which the firm claims will become a gigantic agricultural plantation.
    • The Hidden Paw
    • 29 Apr 2009
    The Second Scramble For Africa Starts
    Sub-Saharan African countries have of late become the target of a new form of investment that is strongly reminiscent of colonialism: investors from both industrialised and emerging economies buy or lease large tracts of farm land across the continent, either to guarantee their own food provisions or simply as yet another business.
    • Inter Press Service
    • 20 Apr 2009

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