Saturday, September 24, 2011

National |British firm illegally evicts 20,000 Ugandans

Daily Monitor: "The revelation is contained in a report, Land and Power, released on Thursday by British NGO Oxfam, which notes that speculators, pension funds and global agri-businesses from rich countries have been quietly acquiring large chunks of land in developing countries such as Uganda, South Sudan and Indonesia, leading to conflict, hunger and human rights abuses.

Oxfam reported that many evictees told of how they were forcibly removed and have been left destitute, without enough food or money to send their children to school."