Land Rights

Etiopia: Salini: Progetto Gibe III Non Minaccia Tribù Suri

 

Rapporto Oakland Institute parla di abusi e violazioni diritti

Roma, 7 feb. (TMNews) - Replicando al rapporto diffuso dal think tank americano Oakland Institute, la Salini costruttori specifica che il progetto idroelettrico Gibe III, a cui l'azienda partecipa, non minaccia la tribù dei Suri. " E' con fermezza - dice la Salini - che denunciamo la nostra totale estraneità ai fatti riportati". 

When The Rich Eat the Poor

You might think that Ethiopia is a country that would take its food supply very, very seriously.  We're regularly greeted by appeals for donations to help relieve starvation in the Horn of Africa - Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia, Eritrea.

It's a bit disconcerting to learn that Indian investors are now snapping up Ethiopia's prime farmlands, forcing the people off their land.

Bolloré, Crédit Agricole, Louis Dreyfus et... Nos Terres

 

Au Brésil, le groupe français Louis Dreyfus, spécialisé dans le négoce des matières premières, a pris possession de près de 400 000 hectares de terres : l’équivalent de la moitié de l’Alsace, la région qui a vu naître l’empire Dreyfus, avec le commerce du blé au 19ème siècle. Ces terres sont destinées aux cultures de canne à sucre et de soja. Outre le Brésil, le discret empire commercial s’est accaparé, via ses filiales Calyx Agro ou LDC Bioenergia [1], des terres en Uruguay, en Argentine ou au Paraguay.

The War for Food

THE newest Western plan to invade Africa was hatched in May 2010 by then French president Nicolas Sarkozy together with pliable African leaders he had summoned to a crucial meeting in Nice.

The minutes of the summit should offer clues to the events that followed in Tunisia, the traditional French pocket borough, and thence to Libya, Egypt etc.

Indian Companies' Investments in Ethiopia Displace People: Activists

Indian companies that have invested in agriculture in Ethiopia are under fire from civil society groups. The companies have been accused of large-scale land grabbing, which has led to displacement of the tribal population there.

CHARTS: The Top 5 Land-Grabbing Countries

In 2010, a former Wall Street trader flew into war-torn Sudan to negotiate a deal with a thuggish general. He had his eye on a 1 million acre tract of fertile land fed by a tributary of the Nile in the southern section of the country, a region that later claimed its independence as South Sudan.

Indian Companies' Investments in Ethiopia Displace People: Activists

Indian companies that have invested in agriculture in Ethiopia are under fire from civil society groups. The companies have been accused of large-scale land grabbing, which has led to displacement of the tribal population there.

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