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Vol 53 No 19

Published 21st September 2012


Kenya

The rush for land

A rush for the rich resources of one of the world’s most biologically diverse environments is entangled with the politics of the Tana River Delta. Most intriguing is the government’s 40,000-hectare deal with Qatar. Qatari companies were trying to secure a deal to take over Delta land for agricultural projects – palm oil, vegetables and rice have been cited – in exchange for financing the development of the Lamu Port Project.

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