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VOA —
October 12, 2016
Foreign-owned companies have become the latest targets of violence during the unrest in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Government officials are worried the violence could derail the country's economic growth, but analysts say addressing protesters' grievances is also key to maintaining the nation's upward economic trajectory.
Le Monde —
September 28, 2016
Des communautés de Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée ont remporté leur première bataille : elles vont pouvoir récupérer leurs terres après la décision de la Cour suprême d’invalider des baux très controversés accordés à des entreprises étrangères. Environ un tiers de ce pays, situé entre l’Indonésie et l’Australie, est  entre les mains d’intérêts étrangers, principalement des compagnies d’exploitation forestière, selon l’ONG Oakland Institute, basée aux Etats-Unis.
Jeune Afrique —
August 30, 2016
Plusieurs câbles diplomatiques datés de 2013 du département d'État américain, obtenus par le groupe de recherche américain Oakland Institute, montrent les rouages de la diplomatie économique de Washington, venue à la rescousse d'Herakles Farms, dont les activités d'exploitation de palmiers à huile dans le sud-ouest du Cameroun ont suscité des polémiques.
The Hindu —
May 31, 2016

One and a half years after Maithripala Sirisena became Sri Lankan President, thousands continue to live in camps of internally-displaced persons (IDPs) or with relatives, waiting to return home, says a California-based policy think tank.

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  • Reuters

    By Chris Arsenault

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation)—Brazil's plan to allow foreigners to buy large tracts of farmland to spur growth in South America's biggest country is being closely monitored by foreign investors, such as pension funds looking for stable, long-term returns, experts say.

  • VOA
    Foreign-owned companies have become the latest targets of violence during the unrest in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Government officials are worried the violence could derail the country's economic growth, but analysts say addressing protesters' grievances is also key to maintaining the nation's upward economic trajectory.
  • Mongabay

    Mike Gaworecki

    Cables obtained by the non-profit Oakland Institute through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that U.S. government officials pushed the Central African nation of Cameroon to approve a deeply controversial oil palm development owned by Herakles Farms...

  • Ceylon Today

    Chinese Ambassador to Sri Lanka Yi Xianliang has advised the Sri Lanka Government on how to implement proposals of the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC).

  • IPS - Inter Press Service

    By Thalif Deen

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 9 2016 (IPS)—The Asia Pacific region – home to two of the world’s most populous countries – faces major food security challenges.

    According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), both China and India are not only two of the world’s biggest producers of food but also the world’s...

  • Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

    By Athula Vithanage

    The Obama administration failing to apply pressure on Sri Lanka to honour pledges made at the UN for a fair and international war crimes process has been described by a leading US based policy think tank as shocking.

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The Herakles Debacle

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Lower Omo: Lives Under Threat

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Gambella Snapshot: US Aid to Ethiopia Supports Forced Relocations for Land Grabs

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Agricultural Investment or Land Grabs in Sierra Leone?

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