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Vol 52 No 7

Published 1st April 2011


Sudan

The scramble for the South

A spate of secret and exploitative land deals may cause instability and more economic hardship in the new state

Almost 10% of the land in South Sudan, due to win its formal independence on 9 July, has been sold or leased to foreign and local companies, according to a new report. Foreign investors have signed agriculture, biofuel and forestry deals which will take up 2.64 million hectares. That’s the size of Rwanda. Including local domestic investment, tourism and conservation projects, the land transfer totals 5.74 mn. ha. or 9% of the South’s land mass, says the report, published by Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA).

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