Posts Tagged: land grab
When companies do business in a regulatory vacuum, they make their own rules. And from the U.S. to Zambia, many governments are only too happy to let them.
If he wants to save his legacy on Africa, Barack Obama will have to be more than a shill for U.S. security firms and corporations.
The Garifuna, an Afro-indigenous community in Honduras, are standing up to government repression, corporate land grabs, and narco violence.
Instead of ranking countries by their "business friendliness," the World Bank should rank corporations according to their social responsibility.
Backed by U.S. development aid, the Ethiopian government is seizing land, demolishing homes, and cracking down on activists in a bid to expand its capital city.
IPS' Foreign Policy In Focus hosted two of Liberia's premier civil society leaders for a briefing on extractive industries and land grabs -- and an honest assessment of President Sirleaf.
The case of the Sierra Leone "15" highlights the country's growing resistance to multinational land-grabs.