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12 Feb 2014The National
Berlin film festival features We Come As Friends, a documentary on South Sudan
The film shows a contract worth just US$25,000 (Dh92,000) for 600,000 hectares of land, with full exploitation rights, made out to Howard Douglas, a former United States ambassador and coordinator for refugee affairs.
20 Sep 2013Al Jazeera
The new scramble for Africa
On Al Jazeera’s talk show South2North, Redi Tlhabi debates the new scramble for Africa with former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano, Nigerian politician Nkoyo Toyo and Philippe Heilberg, a land investor from the US.
30 May 2013AJE
Our man in Sudan
An ex-Wall Street banker jets off to South Sudan to show how investors are rushing to Africa in a modern-day land-grab. Watch Al Jazeera 'Witness'.
26 Mar 2013SSNA
More cases of land grabs in South Sudan
The land grabs are not an Equatorian issue. It is a national problem that should not be looked at from a regional or tribal perspective.
24 Feb 2013Sudan Tribune
Government adopts land policy in South Sudan
Land grabbing, which is the acquisition of land without regard for the interests of existing land rights holders, and disagreements regarding boundaries between counties and payams (districts) will also be addressed by the policy.
26 Nov 2012USAID
Proceedings of the 2012 Agricultural Conference of South Sudan
Includes presentations on large-scale farmland investment in Sudan by public and private sector representatives.
09 Aug 2012Leadership
The scramble for African land (1)
"Today, all patriotic Africans are weeping when they see how African governments are giving out African lands, dispossessing the African people of their ancestral land, for practically next to nothing, in the name of attracting foreign investors!", writes Abba Mahmood
11 Jun 2012GRAIN
Squeezing Africa dry: behind every land grab is a water grab
GRAIN looks behind the current scramble for land in Africa to reveal a global struggle for what is increasingly seen as a commodity more precious than gold or oil - water.
06 Jun 2012NPA
Striving to secure rights for 89,000 land users
In South Sudan, between 2007 and 2010, about 9% of the total land surface was leased or in the process of being leased for large-scale land investment.
23 Mar 2012Africa Assets
Citadel touts African infrastructure projects, defends agribusiness investment
Egypt’s Citadel Capital has been busy defending its work in Africa, such as in South Sudan where it has taken a number of measures to ensure its agribusiness project benefits the local community and doesn’t step on small farmer toes.
21 Mar 2012Nairobi Star
South Sudan: Concord doing good for country
To date, Citadel Capital has invested US$ 25 million in the Concord farm project, which makes us by far one of the largest investors in South Sudan outside the oil industry.
16 Mar 2012The Star
Governments should protect citizens’ interests
The bottom line is that it is the responsibility of the host governments to set policies and a legal framework that protect their citizens’ interests – by encouraging investment, and protecting the rights of affected individuals.

The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.

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