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Greenpeace expose new US corporation’s land grab in Africa

An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group is threatening to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon, Africa. The company claims they are “addressing a dire humanitarian need in the Republic of Cameroon," (1) but fresh evidence shows this could not be further from the truth.

A new report from The Oakland Institute, in collaboration with Greenpeace International, exposes how a New York-based agri-corporation, Herakles Farms, and its local subsidiary are involved in a controversial land grab that is deceitfully portrayed as sustainable development. New documentary evidence has shown it has been opposed by locals since 2010 and is one of the largest in Africa and in the midst of a biodiversity hotspot.

by S. C.
04 september 2012, World News > Africa