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Meet the Journalist: Chris Arsenault

What happens when investors look for land deals in Africa? In 2008, Libya's then leader Moammar Qaddafi purchased 100,000 hectares of prime farm land in Mali. Some Mali residents welcomed the investment because it provided jobs. Others were not happy to see their crops shipped out of the country. But with Libya in a state of collapse and multiple factions vying for control of Mali, who owns what is not clear. Pulitzer Center grantee Arsenault explains.