Corporations trump citizens in struggle for natural resources in Africa - report

By Misha Hussain | Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:37 PM
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DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Land laws which fail to give citizens rights over natural resources give corporations the upper hand and fuel poverty and environmental damage in sub-Saharan Africa, according to new research by the World Resources Institute.

The study found that African governments overwhelmingly put more weight on laws that govern rights to resources than rights to land, ...

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