The UK development bank has been accused of failing to protect workers from exposure to dangerous pesticides and paying “extreme poverty” wages on palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
RIAO-RDC and its international partners demand the immediate and unconditional release of nine land defenders who are currently being held in Kisangani Central Prison under the direction of the Canadian plantation company PHC-Feronia.
Le RIAO-RDC et ses partenaires internationaux exigent la libération immédiate et sans conditions de leurs membres et leaders communautaires qui sont actuellement en détention à la prison centrale de Kisangani sous l'impulsion de la PHC-Feronia.
The Dutch newspaper Trouw identified at least seven projects that FMO funded in which the companies involved were connected to murder, intimidation, environmental damage, arbitrary arrests and land grabbing.
CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has appointed an independent team to investigate the death of Mr Joël Imbangola Lunea, that took place on 21 July 2019 in Bempumba, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Vingt-quatre jours se sont écoulés depuis que le défenseur des droits foncier Joël Imbangola Lunea a été brutalement tué par le chef de la sécurité de la compagnie canadienne d'huile de palme Feronia Inc. à Bempumba en RD Congo
Twenty-four days have passed since land defender Joël Imbangola Lunea was brutally killed by Canadian palm oil company Feronia Inc.'s chief of security at Bempumba, in the Province of Equateur of the Democratic Republic of the Congo