April 17, 2011
The Great African Land Rush
Drew Hinshaw, The Atlantic
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.
TAGGED: Africa, Congo, Guinea, Muammar Gaddafi, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Senegal