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Arab Acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Partners in Development?

Salim Farrar
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  • Law School, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW, Australia
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Published Online: 2014-05-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ldr-2014-0006

Abstract

If the NGOs and majority of western journalists are right, Arab investors in sub-Saharan Africa are no better than “cowboys” in a lawless “African Wild West” in which they land grab, raid resources and violate the human rights of the traditional owners of the land. This paper questions the basis for that consensus and looks more deeply at the evolving partnerships between African and Arab investors in the land context as African governments seek to chart their own particular paths of development. The paper takes a “macro” and contextual approach, linking historical, political economy and legal analysis with a case study

Keywords: land grab; Arab investments; development partnerships

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Published Online: 2014-05-24

Published in Print: 2014-12-01


Citation Information: Law and Development Review, ISSN (Online) 1943-3867, ISSN (Print) 2194-6523, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ldr-2014-0006. Export Citation

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