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Guinea Land Grab Displaces Dozens

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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More than 100 people have fled their homes in southern Guinea, following clashes sparked by a government attempt to take their land. Witnesses and humanitarian groups say the violence erupted last week when residents refused to give up their land to regional authorities for rubber and oil production. The Associated Press quotes a witness as […]

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Indian Automaker to Take Land Dispute to Top Court

Posted June 28th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Indian automaker Tata Motors says it will ask the country’s highest court to block a state government’s decision to return land for a factory back to farmers. West Bengal’s state legislature passed a law earlier this month allowing it to reclaim land in the town of Singur that was allotted for a factory to make […]

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Indian State Yields to Farmers on Land Policy

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 7:15 am (UTC-5)
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One northern Indian state is hoping a new land acquisition policy can calm rising tensions between farmers and industrialists. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati says the changes will remove the government as the middleman in land deals between farmers and private companies. She says the government would still act as a facilitator but that farmers […]

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