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An ex-Wall Street banker jets off to South Sudan to show how investors are rushing to Africa in a modern-day land-grab.

Last Modified: 30 May 2013 12:45
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Wall Street banker, Phil Heilberg, reveals what goes on behind the scenes in the modern-day version of land grabs.

Filmmaker:  Shuchan Tan

This film follows former Wall Street banker, Phil Heilberg, who reveals what goes on behind the scenes in the modern-day version of land grabs.

Since the collapse of the global financial markets, Western investors have been looking for lucrative opportunities, especially in countries with internal conflict, such as Sudan.

With an increasing world population and the high price of raw materials, agricultural land is seen as a safe bet.

But with so much cheap land on offer, foreign speculators are flocking to Africa.

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