Large-scale Land Acquisition in Africa: Impacts, Conflicts and Human Rights Violations. The Case of Addax Bioenergy in Sierra Leone

December 2021
Africa-EU Partnership 2021 (Our Land is Our Life: Policy Brief)

Includes history of the project, the scale down, the role of European DFIs (Development Finance Institutions), recommendations. The issues of concern and damages often expressed by a critical mass of the Addax project communities have been confirmed. The communities were taken by surprise when the project was first scaled down and then sold twice. The DFIs have failed to provide timely information on obvious risks of failure and to act accordingly. All this created harm that could have been avoided. In the end, communities did not have access to justice.