7 Facts About Sudan’s Robbed Land

During the era of Bashir, Sudanese always knew land in Sudan was being sold, rented out and robbed right before their eyes. Today we find out more about this.


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On this page, we would like to shed light on a very important piece written by Peter Schwartzstein, an environmental journalist. 

“One of Africa’s most fertile lands is struggling to feed its own People”

Link : https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2019-sudan-nile-land-farming/?srnd=businessweek-v2

The article exposes the mass amounts of land rented by gulf countries in Sudan, the products being cultivated and how these projects impact the local communities. The author also includes a map of the different countries and the land they have acquired in Sudan. 

During the past months, during the political turmoil that has been happening in Sudan, we saw the attempts by Gulf countries to influence the outcome of the people’s revolution. The mainstream media focused on the role of Sudan in the war in Yemen. After reading this article, you may have a different view

The agricultural projects in Sudan are a lifeline to Gulf countries who are struggling with a dire lack of water supply and lack of arable land in their region. Maintaining a stronghold on the ruling parties in Sudan allows them to continue to reap the benefits of the rich soil in Sudan while local Sudanese communities suffer from dehydration, famine, and lack of basic resources.

The author also provides insights into his article here: 

http://www.pulitzercenter.org/reporting/land-grabbing-and-its-implications-sudanese-views-scholar

 

Article by Peter Schwartzstein

 

Here are 7 facts on Sudan’s robbed land : 

 

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