New fear of civil war in Sudan

The escalation of violence around the north-south border in the run-up to Sudan’s big divide has sparked fears of a new civil war, but experts contend that the issue is more about land and water rather than oil.

When the Nile runs dry

For the sake of peace and future development cooperation, the nations of the Nile River Basin should come together to ban land grabs by foreign governments and agribusiness firms, writes Lester Brown

Food: The hidden driver of global politics

In some of the countries where the land investments are being made, people will block the trucks that are hauling the grain from the fields to the ports, says Lester Brown in this interview with NPR

Sudan farmers protest government 'land grab'

Around 800 farmers protested Friday against a government decision to seize land from a village in Gezira state, Sudan's agricultural heartland, without compensating the owners, witnesses said.