Africa land deals lead to water giveaway

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from Guardian
Published on 12 Jun 2012 View Original

Africa land deals lead to water giveaway

Africa heads for 'hydrological suicide' as land deals hand water resources to foreign firms, threatening environmental disaster

By Mark Tran

Millions of people will lose access to traditional sources of water because of "land grabs" in Africa, according to a report on Monday that looks behind the scramble for farmland in Africa.

The report: Squeezing Africa dry: behind every land grab is a water grab, shows how land deals, covering millions of acres of fertile lands, also pose a threat to Africa's fresh water systems.

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