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Land

  • Uncertainty over laws fuel land grabs in South Sudan

    May 8, 2019

    Foreign investors acquired 2.5 million hectares of land since 2006 By Paul Jimbo This story was produced in partnership with InfoNile and Code for Africa with support from the Pulitzer Center. The Government of South Sudan is encouraging many new investments in hope that the foreign companies will produce food and ease the country‚Äôs food scarcity crisis. […]

  • Africa loses out on global share of investments in conservation due to poor data

    April 26, 2019

    Ama Kudom-Agyemang April 26, 2019 As countries continue to take action to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and members to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), await the coming of year 2020 to agree to a new global biodiversity framework, it has become clear that data has a crucial role to play. Because biodiversity […]

  • Leading Landless Women: African Rural Women Leaders Tell their Stories

    December 23, 2018

    Fredrick Mugira December 13, 2018 Up to 10.3 million hectares of land has been acquired by investors from individuals, communities and governments in the 11 Nile basin countries since 2000. That is according to Land Matrix, a global and independent land monitoring initiative. Apart from private investors, Land Matrix data shows that several countries outside […]