Global Witness and SAMFU welcome the commitment by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to make any expansion by Equatorial Palm Oil onto Jogbahn Clan land dependent on the approval of the communities affected.
Investigations by a coalition of international and Liberian NGOs reveal allegations that EPO security personnel and members of the elite Liberian Police Support Unit assaulted and arrested unarmed civilians
Shares in Equatorial Palm Oil soared 40% after the palm oil minnow revealed it was in talks over a takeover by Malaysia-based giant Kuala Lumpur Kepong, which would gain a foothold in Africa through a deal.
Investigation conducted revealed that Equatorial Palm Oil's operation in Bassa is currently experiencing setback owing to the action by the Legislative Caucus via the citizens. As a result, the company is contemplating on a possible pull out.