The col­lapse of a Bri­tish biofuels com­pany has left the res­i­dents of Mhaga vil­lage in Tan­za­nia job­less and land­less.

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A quar­ter of the vil­lage’s land in Kis­arawe district was ac­quired by Sun Biofuels in 2008, with the prom­ise of fi­nan­cial com­pen­sa­tion, 700 jobs, water wells, im­proved schools, health clin­ics and roads. But the com­pany has gone bust. The same story is play­ing out across Africa, as for­eign in­vestors buy up land but leave the peo­ple worse off when their plans fail. The bio­fuel tar­gets set by the UK govern­ment have been blamed.

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