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8 June 2011

Hedge funds 'grabbing land' in Africa

Author: BBC News [UK]

Hedge funds are behind "land grabs" in Africa to boost their profits in the food and biofuel sectors…the Oakland Institute said hedge funds and other foreign firms had acquired large swathes of African land, often without proper contracts. It said the...

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15 June 2011

[PDF] Study reveals alarming facts about ethanol plantation of Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone

Author: Bread for all

The Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food…published the Independent Study report on the sugarcane-to-ethanol project of the Geneva based firm Addax Bioenergy [part of Addax & Oryx Group]…The researchers found that "many farmers in project...

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Company response
17 June 2011

Statement by Addax Bioenergy in response to a report commissioned by Swiss and German NGO’s on 15th June 2011

Author: Addax Bioenergy

Addax Bioenergy vigorously contests the allegations contained in the strongly biased report which neither reflects the reality on the ground nor takes any notice of the unprecedented efforts deployed on the ground to engage with local communities and...

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2 July 2012

Growing Africa's Land

Author: [opinion] Adam Robert Green, This is Africa

...Africa's land is attracting unprecedented commercial interest from governments, sovereign funds, private companies and asset managers...Civil society groups, politicians and commentators...fret about the potential impact of rapid foreign land...

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5 March 2013

Sierra Leone Farmers Evicted for Sugarcane Biofuel Plantations

Author: Jennifer Kennedy, CorpWatch

Addax Bioenergy…is jeopardizing the livelihoods of thousands of subsistence farmers…according to the Sierra Leone Network on the Right to Food (SiLNoRF) and Brot Für Alle (Bread for All)... Addax has planted…sugar cane on large areas of productive...

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19 September 2013

Is ethanol starving Africa?

Author: Amar Toor, Verge

...[E]thanol and other biofuels have come under increased criticism…with some questioning their long-term environmental benefits, and others linking them to…food shortages in the world's poorest countries... ActionAid…[has] lashed out at Addax...

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10 December 2013

Sierra Leone police open fire during anti-palm oil protest

Author: Tommy Trenchard, Reuters

Police in Sierra Leone opened fire on Tuesday on an armed protest against the expansion of palm oil plantations...by...Socfin Group, a police chief said. The Luxembourg-registered company, part of the business empire of...Vincent Bollore, has been...

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19 February 2014

Sierra Leone Govt. & African Minerals allegedly involved in forced relocation Tonkolili residents & abuses of workers' rights, Human Rights Watch report

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Company response
15 July 2014

Addax Bioenergy responded

Addax Bioenergy referred us to a letter to ActionAid available here.

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Company response
15 July 2014
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Author: Addax Bioenergy

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