The people of Collingwood Bay have won back their land from Malaysian oil palm company KLK after a hard fought battle in which they received support from many groups and individuals both in PNG and overseas.
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.
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.
Among the estimated 3.7 million workers in the industry are thousands of child laborers and workers who face dangerous and abusive conditions. Debt bondage is common, and traffickers who prey on victims face few, if any, sanctions from business or government officials.