Senegal: Biofuels Boost Land-Grab Conflict in Country
(AllAfrica.com) A biofuels project in northern Senegal has triggered violent clashes between villagers, leaving one person dead and two seriously wounded.
A police source says residents of Fanayé village “fought with sticks and machetes” in a disagreement over the project.
…According to reports, some villagers were angry that thousands of hectares of land had been given to an Italian investor who wants to grow foodcrops for biofuels. READ MORE