Community leaders arrested near Feronia’s Congo palm oil site, NGO claims

23.09.2019 Locals opposed to palm oil giant reportedly beaten by police and security guards

Activists face deadly risks in protecting lands from global agribusiness

07.08.2019 Global Witness report documents dangers for world’s land defenders as 164 activists murdered in 2018 with almost 20 per cent of killings linked to commodity-driven cultivation disputes

Environmentalist murdered near disputed DRC palm oil project

29.07.2019 Killing of Joël Imbangola Lunea allegedly linked to ongoing unrest at Feronia site 

African timber from firms linked to bribery, conflict and illegal logging floods into France

05.07.2019  Six years after EU law introduced to curb illegal timber imports, the trade in suspect wood from Africa continues as French authorities fail to act

Global brands’ zero-deforestation pledges prove hollow as 50 million hectares of forest vanish

12.06.2019 An area twice the size of the UK has been cleared for agribusiness globally since 2010 as illegal cultivation practices of multinational firms add to forest destruction

Military open fire on DRC communities protesting oil palm development

22.03.2019 Tensions between local communities in DRC and Canadian oil palm company Feronia have escalated in recent months

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