Game for privatisation?

Will African wild land be colonised again? Moves by Dutch tycoon Paul van Vlissingen to buy some national parks of Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya and Mozambique have split the continent's polity down the middle. A debate that many thought had been buried along with apartheid has thus been rekindled.

Vlissingen already runs the Marakele National Park, located north of Johannesburg, and has a 25-year agreement to manage Majete, a state-owned game sanctuary that is also sited in South Africa. The business magnate is reportedly backed by the World Bank, the us state department, and Prince Bernhadt of the Netherlands