An inter-ministerial fact-finding committee from Yaounde has inspected the palm nurseries and other investment sites of the Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon Limited (SC-SOC) located in the South West Region of Cameroon.
Imperialism today is no longer conducted by nation-states but, instead, by multi-national corporations but the essence of the saga is unchanged: A poor continent is being raped by powerful, wealthy Westerners.
This story from Ghana’s Volta Region is a warning to landowners in Africa and irresponsible African leaders who are carelessly mortgaging future generations’ inheritance during this global rush for land in Africa.
GRAIN, the Oakland Institute and the World Rainforest Movement call on Herakles and the Cameroonian government to drop all charges against Nasako Besingi and his fellow activists and instead engage in good faith with local communities seeking to defend their lands.
Greenpeace report reveals how US-based Herakles Farms colluded with government officials in Cameroon to illegally export timber that itself was illegally felled in order to establish a palm oil plantation.
A demonstration the likes of which had never been seen before in that locality was witnessed in Babensi 2 village April 4 when more than 300 people staged a protest march against the American agro-industrial company.