Monthly Archives: April 2014

Sierra Leone: Organizing against Palm Oil Investors

Sierra Leone: Organizing against Palm Oil Investors

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Pujehun District in Sierra Leone’s Southern Province was heavily affected by the civil war that lasted from 1991 until early 2002. Today about 60% of the total area or 80% of the arable land is given to investors, mainly active in oil palm plantations.

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Land Grabbing in Northern Ghana: How Fair Were The Deals Signed?

Land Grabbing in Northern Ghana: How Fair Were The Deals Signed?

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The recent noise over land grabbing in Ghana especially in the Northern Region, following an outcry by many citizens and rights advocates, seems to have suddenly died down. Nonetheless, there are questions being asked regarding the welfare of citizens/land owners who were reportedly shortchanged in land deals described as murky by civil society organisations (CSOs) including ActionAid.

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