Sierra Leone
01 Jun 2016 FIAN Belgium et al
“SOCFIN shareholders: stop land grabbing!” Citizens demand that SOCFIN respect the rights of local communities
On June 1, citizens and representatives of Belgian, French and Luxembourgish organisations are calling out to the shareholders of SOCFIN, a Belgian-Luxembourgish group, during their annual meeting.
19 May 2016 Projet React
Lutte des riverains des plantations Socfin Bolloré
Pour revendiquer leurs droits, les riverains des plantations Socfin-Bolloré s'organisent.
12 May 2016 Guardian
Companies run by ex-cricketer Phil Edmonds 'paid bribes to officials'
Companies co-founded and run by Phil Edmonds, founder of leading African farmland investor Agriterra, paid “bribes” to African officials and have bought assets owned by secretive offshore structures, a campaign group has claimed.
08 May 2016 L'Écho
"L'agriculture traditionnelle africaine ne nourrit pas les villes"
A la tête de 200.000 hectares de plantations, Luc Boedt, CEO de Socfin, défend sa politique agricole en Afrique, souvent critiquée par des ONG.
25 Apr 2016 Post
Agriterra chairman Phil Edmonds steps down
Agriterra, an Africa focussed agricultural company, announces that Phil Edmonds has stepped down as chairman of the company.
16 Mar 2016 Awoko
Another Socfin convict to be released today
Sima Mattia's release was sought through the collective efforts of Coalition of Civil Society Organizations who had chipped in with the whopping sum of Le30 million to meet his fine imposed by the presiding Judge.
10 Mar 2016 Green Scenery
MALOA's position on the court judgement and the Malen land issue
"We believe this was a tactic to get us into prison so that we cannot raise our voice on the unacceptable land deals in Malen Chiefdom."
10 Mar 2016 Green Scenery
Sierra Leone: Imprisonment for land rights activists
Joseph Rahall interviews Hon. Shiaka Sama, who was released from prison on 24 February 2016 while 5 other activists are still behind bars
04 Mar 2016 CGLTE
Criminalisation des militants MALOA et conflit foncier à Malen
La Convergence globale des luttes pour la terre et l'eau demande au Président de Sierra Leone de mettre fin à la criminalisation des militants de MALOA qui résistent l'accaparement de leurs terres par la Socfin.
04 Mar 2016 GCSLW
Criminalisation of MALOA activists and land conflict in Malen
The Global convergence of struggles for land and water calls on President Koroma to end the criminalisation of MALOA activists resisting Socfin in Sierra Leone.
26 Feb 2016 Awoko
Malen vs Socfin: Ex-MP freed but 5 others still in
Five people involved in the Malen vs Socfin case continue to languish behind bars while Siaka Sama got his freedom on Wednesday February 24.
26 Feb 2016 CADTM
Action contre SOCFIN (groupe Bolloré) à Bruxelles
Une action a été menée par une dizaine d’ONG accompagnées de plusieurs citoyens et citoyennes, en soutien aux du Sud, victimes de l’accaparement de terres par le groupe agro-industriel Socfin.

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20 Mar 2017 - Washington DC
Conférence annuelle sur la terre et la pauvreté 2017: Gouvernance responsable des terres : vers une approche pragmatique
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20 Mar 2017 - Washington DC
Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach
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