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La crise alimentaire n'a jamais pris fin

La crise alimentaire n'a jamais pris fin | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Ces derniers mois, trois nouvelles ont confirmé que les crises alimentaires de 2008 et 2011 étaient non seulement vouées à revenir, mais qu’en fait, elles n’ont jamais pris fin. Et elles ne sont pas près de finir.
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Congo seeks to lure investors for $5.7 billion farming plan

Congo seeks to lure investors for $5.7 billion farming plan | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Democratic Republic of Congo will modify a law that restricts foreign ownership of agriculture projects as it seeks to raise financing for a proposed $5.7 billion expansion plan, the Agriculture Ministry said.
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Sierra Leone's smallholder farmers 'worse off' after large land deals

Sierra Leone's smallholder farmers 'worse off' after large land deals | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Push to lure foreign investors has led to a rise in social problems, sparking fears of a return to conflict, warns NGO
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Mozambican civil society announces campaign against the privatisation of land

Mozambican civil society announces campaign against the privatisation of land | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
More than 30 civil society organisations and peasant groups have decided to unite their forces in a national campaign against the privatisation of land, with the Prosavana project at the top of their list.
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XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history
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US Military Aid to Egypt Lost Value

US Military Aid to Egypt Lost Value | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
In 1986, Egypt’s Minister of Defense Field Marshall Abd al-Halim Abu Ghazala, complained that the 1.3 billion dollars of US military aid were no longer enough, and pledged to ask US officials for a raise of a several more hundred million dollars.
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The Officers’ War of Terror

The Officers’ War of Terror | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Since the toppling of President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt has become a battlefield of narratives. Each narrative has sought to appropriate and define the January 25 Revolution.
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Four radicals arrested as police hunt for known assassin of Chokri Belaid

Four radicals arrested as police hunt for known assassin of Chokri Belaid | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Four people suspected of acting as accomplices in the assassination of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid have been arrested.
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Opposition leaders Mohamed Brahmi and Chokri Belaid killed with the same gun

Opposition leaders Mohamed Brahmi and Chokri Belaid killed with the same gun | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Tunisia's assassinated opposition leader Mohamed Brahmi was killed by the same group - and the same gun - as killed his fellow leftist Chokri Belaid five months ago, according to the nation's embattled government.
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African farming group seeks private add-ons to EU aid

African farming group seeks private add-ons to EU aid | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
But human rights and environmental groups say private investment has opened Africa to exploitation through land-grabs by foreigners who are exporting crops to meet food and biofuel demands.
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The global land rush: Markets, rights, and the politics of food

The global land rush: Markets, rights, and the politics of food | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Frameworks that emphasize procedural safeguards to protect land users’ rights are ineffective at contesting the power dynamics at play in land transactions.
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Are US and UK 'turning a blind eye' as Ethiopia uproots natives?

Are US and UK 'turning a blind eye' as Ethiopia uproots natives? | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
California think tank issues double-barreled report alleging Washington, London are willfully ignoring gross violations.
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Fukushima, ProSAVANA and Ruth First: Examining Natalia Fingermann’s “Myths behind ProSAVANA”

Fukushima, ProSAVANA and Ruth First: Examining Natalia Fingermann’s “Myths behind ProSAVANA” | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Dr. Sayaka Funada-Classen discusses the issue of “responsible research” and the ProSAVANA project in Mozambique in the context of the current post-Fukushima discussions in Japan and the work of the scholar Ruth First.
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Cevital à la conquête de l’Afrique… si la Banque d’Algérie le veut

Cevital à la conquête de l’Afrique… si la Banque d’Algérie le veut | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Issad Rebrab voit dans les terres agricoles de l’Afrique d’immenses opportunités d’investissements pour assurer la sécurité des approvisionnements alimentaires de l’Algérie.
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African farming group seeks private add-ons to EU aid

African farming group seeks private add-ons to EU aid | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
But human rights and environmental groups say private investment has opened Africa to exploitation through land-grabs by foreigners who are exporting crops to meet food and biofuel demands.
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US and EU frustrate peasants’ rights declaration

US and EU frustrate peasants’ rights declaration | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Industrialised nations critical of the draft document wanted to remove some fundamental elements from the text, such as references to land grabbing and intellectual property rights over agricultural technologies and inputs, especially seeds.
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Land to the tillers: Responses to land grabs

Land to the tillers: Responses to land grabs | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Land reform movements, organizations of indigenous peoples, small farmers, and other citizens are responding to the increased sacking of land and other natural resources throughout the global South.
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The Bugging of South Africa

The Bugging of South Africa | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Revelations by former NSA analyst, Edwin Snowden, that the agency was undertaking unwarranted mass surveillance of Americans has thrown the surveillance activities of governments into sharp relief. Can such abuses take place in South Africa too?
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Bradley Manning verdict: guilty of most charges but not 'aiding enemy' – live

Bradley Manning verdict: guilty of most charges but not 'aiding enemy' – live | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Bradley Manning faces maximum 130-year sentence after being convicted of most charges except 'aiding the enemy'
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Anglo Coal Set to Poison the Waterberg

Anglo Coal Set to Poison the Waterberg | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
An unholy alliance has come together on a Limpopo farm within the Waterberg District.
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Unions launch strike in Tunisia over Mohamed Brahmi assassination

Unions launch strike in Tunisia over Mohamed Brahmi assassination | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Tunisia has been hit by further protests and a general strike, in reaction to the assassination of Mohamed Brahmi - which still threatens to derail the transition to democracy in the birthplace of the Arab Spring.
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“Like gold with yield”: Evolving intersections between farmland and finance

Since 2007, capital markets have acquired a new found interest in agricultural land as a portfolio investment. This phenomenon is examined through the theoretical lens of financialization.
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Banque mondiale : Un plan en 10 étapes pour améliorer la gouvernance foncière

Selon un nouveau rapport de la Banque mondiale, les pays africains pourraient mettre fin aux « accaparements des terres » s’ils parviennent à moderniser le droit foncier et la gestion des terres
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Blumberg grain intent to expand its agricultural investments to Nigeria with $250 million commitment

Blumberg grain intent to expand its agricultural investments to Nigeria with $250 million commitment | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Miami-based company's investment deal includes the acquisition of farmland and establishment of private farms. Similar deal signed the previous week with Ghana.
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Sifca to invest $417 million in West Africa palm-oil expansion

Sifca to invest $417 million in West Africa palm-oil expansion | Daraja.net | Scoop.it
Sifca Group, which owns Africa’s biggest palm-oil refinery located in Ivory Coast, said it plans to spend $417 million in the next five years on plantations and factories in Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia.
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