Category Archives: RESOURCES – Risorse

Biofuels boom in Africa as British firms lead rush on land for plantations (online)

The Guardian (UK), 31/05/2011 > The article reveals that British firms have acquired more land in Africa for controversial biofuel plantations than companies from any other country. Half of the 3.2m hectares (ha) of biofuel land identified – in countries … Continue reading

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Africa: Race on Biofuels (online)

Mondiaal Nieuws (Belgium), 18/05/2010 > The article reveals that the area of Western-funded plantations for energy crops in Africa covers more than two million hectares. Investors in biofuels are assessing their business prospects in Africa, the future paradise for the green gold. … Continue reading

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Africa meta della rivoluzione biofuel (in print)

Il Sole 24 Ore (Italy), 13/12/2009 > L’articolo rivela che l’area occupata dalle piantagioni finanziate dagli occidentali per le colture energetiche in Africa supera i due milioni di ettari. Gli investitori in biocarburanti  stanno valutando le loro prospettive di business in Africa, … Continue reading

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Congo: dietro la guerra, i minerali che fanno gola al mondo (in print)

Il Messaggero (Italy), 20/11/2008 > The article “Behind the War, the Minerals that the World Wants” explains how the minerals trading fuels the conflict devastating the east of the Republic Democratic of the Congo. L’articolo racconta come il commercio di minerali … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan: E cosi’ un tubo guida il viaggio al centro del petrolio (in print)

Repubblica (Italy), 28/07/2007 > The article “The Pipe  that  Guides the Journey to the Oil Source”  takes us behind the scenes of the resurrected Black Eldorado of the Caucasus, with its new “oil boom” fuelled by the  pipeline Baku-Tblisi-Ceyan (BTC) and set against the … Continue reading

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India: un popolo sommerso (in print)

Famiglia cristiana (Italy), 16/04/2007  >  The article “The submerged people” reveals that during the last fifty years the Indian government has been implementing a massive plan to build over 3,000 dams on the Narmada rivers. The project, financed by powerful … Continue reading

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