Major foreign company to sell out investment amid troubling conditions FrontPageAfrica | 23 Jan 2019
Sime Darby has put up its oil plantation in Liberia on sale after failing to acquire all 220,000 hectares of land the government promised it as stated in a concession agreement signed about a decade ago.
Govt. must publish full SABL list ActNow PNG | 22 Jan 2019
ACT NOW! is demanding Papua New Guinea government to immediately publish a full list of SABLs current status. SABL is one of the world’s biggest illegal land grabs, and now more than 5-years after PNG government promised to cancel the SABL, people are still waiting to hear which leases have been cancelled.
Chinese investors protest against new crackdown on investment AFR | 18 Jan 2019
Australia's foreign investment regulator no longer believes private companies in China are free of Communist Party control, and plans on subjecting Chinese takeovers and deals, such as those for farmland, to more screening on national security grounds.
Lao protest villager freed, 11 still held RFA | 18 Jan 2019
Lao authorities have released a villager held since 2017 for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company, but 11 others remain in detention, with another reported to have died in custody last year.
UN challenges PNG govt over illegal land grabbing Loop | 18 Jan 2019
The United Nations has accused the Papua New Guinea government of racial discrimination against its own people over its failure to stop foreign companies using SABL leases to illegally occupy customary land.
Cameroun : Des femmes qui refusent de se taire InfoCongo.org | 14 jan 2019
Louise Nkakè affirme qu’un jour des soldats l’ont agressée et poussée violemment avec leurs fusils pour ensuite lui confisquer les noix qu’elle cuisait sous prétexte que celles-ci auraient volées dans la plantation de la Socapalm. Elle a insisté sur le fait qu’il s’agissait de ses propres noix.