Those accused were all members of the Malen Affected Land Owners and Users Association (MALOA), advocating for the land rights of their members in the face of the operations of the palm oil company SOCFIN.
Aminata Fabba, Chairlady of the Malen Land Owners Association, spoke out at the First Peoples’ Hearing of Mano River CSO Platform in Liberia about the abuses here community in Sierra Leone is facing at the hands of SOCFIN.
La Région bruxelloise va acheter, "dans les mois et les années à venir", des terres agricoles dans les Brabants wallon et flamand afin de préserver la biodiversité et de favoriser une agriculture locale qui pourrait nourrir une partie de la population bruxelloise
Communities living within the concessions claimed by PHC have long sought to regain control over their lands and have called for negotiations to determine the conditions under which the company may be allowed to continue to operate.
Malen Affected Land Owners Association (MALOA) say they are dissatisfied with the process of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to certify Socfin Agricultural Company's operation in Malen Chiefdom.
European MPs issue an interparliamentary statement on the “Finance in common summit”, calling on public development banks to stop "harmful investments", such as those in the oil palm plantation company Feronia in the DR Congo.
The Feronia case, and other development bank investment failures, shows that there is a need to overhaul development finance institutions practices and to consider whether it might be better to just shut them down entirely.