Foreigners Grabbing African Land in Second Scramble for Africa

An area the size of Spain is believed to be leased to foreign investors in Africa. An estimated 66% of the land in sub-Saharan Africa is held in legally unprotected communal possession with nothing but tradition to assert the right to hold the land. Exposed and unprotected, many African communal farmers are at the mercy of their governments which have consistently betrayed them. Foreign companies have been coming to get large tracts of land in the continent and in circumstances reminiscent of the 19th century annexations, locals are being displaced to make way for foreigners. The compensation offered is nowhere close to enough and no consultations occur before the summary evictions. In the 21st century, it is black majority governments kicking their citizens to the curb. The new wave of imperialism has a black mask!

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