Liberia's Jogbahn Clan is at the forefront of efforts to resist the grab of land and forests for palm oil plantations. But the country's President says they are only 'harrassing and extorting' international investors.
Interview with Silas Siakor about how the determined people of the Jogbahn Clan, together with the pressure of national and international organisations, are trying to stop a UK palm oil company from grabbing their lands.
Liberia's Jogbahn Clan and other communities are resisting the corporate takeover of their land and they are winning. All over Africa people are sending a clear message to their governments; stop selling Africa to corporations.
The recent overturning of UK company Equatorial Palm Oil’s access to customary land in Liberia is a warning to all governments and investors that they must respect communities’ rights and ownership of land.