Category: Africa

Henry Machina, Zambia Land Alliance

African Anti-land Grabbing Struggle

Interview with Henry Machina and Ibrahima Coulibaly All across the world small farmers point to the negative consequences of increasingly widespread global phenomenon of ’land grabbing’, which leads to concentration of agricultural land and natural resources ownership in the hands of big investors and international corporations. This process, in addition to seizure of farmland, is very often accompanied by eviction […]

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Ethiopia to Continue Land Grabbing and Forced Resettlement

Ethiopia to Continue Land Grabbing and Forced Resettlement

Millions of acres of Ethiopia’s most fertile lands are being offered to foreign investors, often in long-term leases and at bargain prices. At the same time, through its ‘villagization’ program, the Ethiopian government is forcibly displacing hundreds of thousands of Indigenous Peoples in order to free up their land so the transnational agro-industry can move in and grow foodstuffs and […]

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Corruption and Impunity: Illegal Dispossession of Indigenous Maasai Land in Kenya

Corruption and Impunity: Illegal Dispossession of Indigenous Maasai Land in Kenya

By Ben Ole Koissaba The post-independence Kenya Government has a dark history among the Indigenous Maasai people. The enactment of laws and legislations that ignored traditional land rights and land use practices have taken advantage of the high illiteracy rates of the Maasai while corruption and greed for land by government officials has contributed to wanton grabbing, alienation and dispossession. […]

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Africa is sovereign and will not accept being re-colonized

Africa is sovereign and will not accept being re-colonized

An open letter from the African Civil Society to representatives of Denmark in Africa In light of the interview [1] given by your Minister for Development Cooperation, Christian Friis Bach, on the 9th of this month to the Danish newspaper Politiken, and taking into account that the presence of Danish cooperation on the African continent dates long before the independence […]

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