The stolen land belonged to families that are part of the 35000 people being forcefully displaced by three multinational companies including Great Seasons SMC Limited, Agilis Partners Limited, and Kiryandongo Sugar Limited.
The abduction of villagers is part of the wider use of violence orchestrated by the police who are working for investors including Great Seasons SMC Limited and it is linked to the community’s resistance to a land grab.
DAL’s $225m greenfield project in Abu Hamad — a joint venture with the Royal Group of Abu Dhabi and about 10km from the banks of the Nile — is watered by 18km of canals drawing water from the world’s longest river.
Cet investissement de la société émiratie International Holding Co sera échelonné sur une période de 5 ans et concernera une superficie de plus de 40 000 hectares dans la ville d’Abu Hamad située dans l’Etat du Nil
More than 35,000 people from 20 villages are homeless after being evicted from about 9,300 acres [3,764 ha] of land in Kiryandongo District to pave way for large scale farming by foreign-held companies
Companies from countries across the world have acquired fertile Nile-irrigated land for growing food crops, non-food agricultural commodities such as alfalfa, flowers, tobacco, and biofuels, rearing livestock and logging trees.