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  • Solving south Sudan's land-grab problem
    • RFI
    • 02 Jan 2012

    Over nine per cent of South Sudan's land has already been acquired for large-scale investment. Now, the government is trying to undo deals done without its, or the community's knowledge, before people rise up to free it again.

  • S.Sudan seeks food and farmland investments
    • Reuters
    • 23 Dec 2011

    South Sudan hopes to attract investors from Gulf Arab states, Israel, China and fellow African countries to boost production of basic food items, a government official said on Thursday.

  • ANALYSE : Les transactions foncières « menacent le développement du Soudan du Sud »
    • IRIN
    • 14 Dec 2011

    Selon un nouveau rapport, les transactions foncières « menacent de compromettre les droits fonciers des communautés rurales, d’aggraver l’insécurité alimentaire, d’accroître la pauvreté et de faire échouer les modèles de développement » du Soudan du Sud

  • Land deals "threaten South Sudan's development"
    • IRIN
    • 12 Dec 2011

    The government has said it will review all the deals done by foreign companies and try to close the many legal loopholes that have allowed foreign companies to “grab” large tracts of land without the knowledge of government and communities.

  • Special investigation phase two: Understanding how land deals contribute to famine and conflict in Africa
    • Oakland Institute
    • 06 Dec 2011

    Research released today by the Oakland Institute demonstrates that land grabs--largely unregulated land deals involving foreign corporations and speculators--continue to be promoted as a "development" solution for African nations.

  • Investment opportunities, policies and attributes of commercial farming in Africa unveiled at 2nd Commercial Farm Africa in Dubai!
    • PR Web
    • 06 Dec 2011

    On 31 January 2012 in Dubai, 2nd Commercial Farm Africa features panel of experts and in-depth analysis on land utilization & investment policies in Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Sudan, Namibia, Ghana and Ethiopia.

  • OPIC approves $150 mln in financing for Egypt's Citadel
    • Daily News Egypt
    • 10 Nov 2011

    The Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the US government’s development finance institution, approved Wednesday a $150 mln financial package that will go to Citadel Capital, a regional private equity firm that just completed its first wheat harvest in Sudan.

  • South Sudanese fear impact of farming deals
    • Sudan Net
    • 06 Nov 2011

    Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital, which has leased 259,500 acres for farming in Unity state, is among dozens of foreign entities to have struck large land deals in the new country.

  • The Southern Sudan pie
    • Norwegian Aid
    • 31 Oct 2011

    Foreign interests into the South Sudan pie have managed to secure some 5.74 million hectares of land for agribusiness concerns namely agriculture, forestry, biofuels, eco-tourism and carbon trading.

  • Sudan: It's business time in Juba
    • RNW
    • 14 Oct 2011

    A group of twenty Dutch companies visited Juba this week, looking for business opportunities. In the South Sudanese capital they bumped into a 50-member strong delegation from Japan, who was there for exactly the same purpose. Meanwhile, the Indians are on their way.

  • Success at halting largest foreign land deal in South Sudan
    • Oakland Institute
    • 22 Aug 2011

    The combined force of the US based Oakland Institute's research and advocacy on African land deals and local, democratic activism in South Sudan has effectively stalled plans for the largest land deal in the area.

  • Terres fertiles, pétrole : le Sud-Soudan, pays neuf à vendre
    • Rue89
    • 08 Jul 2011

    Le Sud-Soudan devient formellement indépendant samedi. Ravagé par la guerre, convoité pour son pétrole, le nouveau pays dispose d'un fort potentiel agricole. Et les investisseurs étrangers l'ont bien compris.

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