‘Land belongs to the community’: Demystifying the ‘global land grab’ in Southern Sudan

April 2011
David K. Deng (Land Deal Politics Initiative Working Paper 4)

A surprising number of large-scale land acquisitions have taken place in Southern Sudan in recent years. Presents preliminary data on Central and Western Equatoria, examining company-community engagement and the extent to which communities are being involved. Presents a number of case studies illustrating the complex interplay between cultural sovereignty and post-war reconstruction. Makes recommendations.