The Guardian newspaper has uncovered a massive “investment” by mega-wealthy top flight US universities in some of Africa’s most fertile land. The universities are using their huge wealth to buy up vast tracts of land, which may potentially displace local people. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/08/us-universities-africa-land-grab?INTCMP=SRCH
Are US Universities Really in an African Landgrab?
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