In commemoration of Columbus…reflections on land grabs in South Sudan

As the United States celebrates Columbus Day and the legacy of one of the biggest land grabs in history, another massive land grab is unfolding on the African continent,mired in secrecy and spearheaded by hedge funds, financial speculators and foreign companies. Southern Sudan has simply become one of the latest investment frontiers for foreign investors, prompted in large part by its newly found independence.

More reflections coming soon on why foreign investors are scrambling for land in South Sudan. In the meantime, check out this excellent report by the Oakland Institute on Land deals in South Sudan. 

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