April 17, 2011

The Great African Land Rush

Drew Hinshaw, The Atlantic

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Speculators, among them Muammar Gaddafi, are snatching up much of Africa's arable soil -- enough acreage to cover Norway in a single year -- driving up food prices and leaving locals homeless.

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TAGGED: Africa, Congo, Guinea, Muammar Gaddafi, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Senegal

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