Complex land rights feed 'grabbing' complaints in Tanzania

By Kizito Makoye | Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:03 AM
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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world’s quest for crops to produce biofuels has triggered a wave of controversial land acquisitions in Tanzania as foreign companies jostle for land that villagers and indigenous people claim as theirs. 

Aid groups have accused investors backed by the government of grabbing swathes of village land to set up biofuel projects in the country...

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