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Africa Land Buyout: Who is Profiting?

A large advertisement poster showing a photo of African children with symptoms of malnutrition and the caption “Help stop hunger in Africa with only Euro 5 per month” is a common Scene

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Lake Tanganyika

Lake Tanganyika
Lake Tanganyika

Location

Kigoma and Rukwa, Tanzania; Shaba and Kivu, Zaire; Northern, Zambia; and Burundi.

3:25-8:45S, 29:10-31:10E; 773 m above sea level.

Description

Among the chain of lakes on the bottom of the Western Great Rift Valley, Lake Tanganyika is outstanding for its extraordinary north-south extension (670 km) and depth (1,470 m). It is the second largest of African lakes, the second deepest (next to L. Baikal) and the longest lake of the world. Its very ancient origin, only rivalled by such old lakes as Baikal, and a

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Republic of Burundi

Market in Burundi

Market in Burundi

Burundi is a country in east-central Africa. Burundi or Republic of Burundi is a small, landlocked nation in East-Central Africa. It lies just south of the Equator and is bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The area is 10,747 square miles (27,834 km 2)—slightly larger than that of Massachusetts.

Most of Burundi occupies a hilly plateau some 4,000 to 6,000 feet (1,200 to 1,800 m) above sea level. In the west are mountains with peaks up to about 8,800 feet (2,680 m). The western slopes of the mountains drop sharply into a major branch of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, in which lies Lake Tanganyika. The Ruvironza River is the southernmost souce of the Nile.

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