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Conclusion on the IIJD’s African Land Grab Series

Conclusion on the IIJD’s African Land Grab Series

As discussed in this series, Africa’s Land Grabs are more than Property or Land Titles; they’ve tremendous impact on economic, self-determination, food and water security, and environmental justice.

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The illegitimacy of the institutional infrastructure supporting African land grab: unexposed issues

The illegitimacy of the institutional infrastructure supporting African land grab: unexposed issues

The legacy of European colonization had a profound impact on government institutions of African countries.

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Food and Water for Sale:  The Impact of Land Grabs on the Right to Food in Africa

Food and Water for Sale:  The Impact of Land Grabs on the Right to Food in Africa

Africans are no strangers to the issue of food and water insecurity, and land grabs only serve to exacerbate these insecurities on the continent

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Land Grabs and the Continued Fight for African Economic Self-determination

Land Grabs and the Continued Fight for African Economic Self-determination

For the majority of Africans, their economic livelihoods are tied directly to the land on which they live.  When Africans are forced to ....

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The Environmental Destruction and Resource Exploitation of African Land Grabs

The Environmental Destruction and Resource Exploitation of African Land Grabs

In addition to infringing on property rights, economic rights, and food and water rights, land grabs have also significantly violated the environmental rights of African people.

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The Neo-Rush for Land

The Neo-Rush for Land

This article in our African Land Grab series addresses the most obvious of the injustices perpetrated by land grabs – loss of property rights.

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African Land ‘Grabs’ and the Growing International Food Crisis

African Land ‘Grabs’ and the Growing International Food Crisis

The World Bank (and the IFC), instead of protecting the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, is acting more like a broker for large international agribusinesses and corrupt governments, .....

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The Uncertain Future of a Nation: What Will Become of Western Sahara?

The Uncertain Future of a Nation: What Will Become of Western Sahara?

The United Nations Mission for the Referendum on the Status of Western Sahara (MINURSO) was created with the purpose to set up a referendum through which the Sahrawi could determine whether …

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