Corporate Oil Palm Plantations in Africa and the Destruction of Local Farming Communities

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Bolloré Shareholder Meeting in Paris. Congolese, Cameroonians, Ivoirians and NGOs hold demonstration at Bolloré shareholder meeting to denounce the company’s agricultural investments in Africa

By Grain
Global Research, June 02, 2016

On Friday 3 June, African citizens, organisations and unions will disrupt the shareholder meeting of the Bolloré group at its headquarters in Puteaux, just outside of Paris, France. The protestors represent a movement composed of thousands of farmers who have been displaced from their lands by industrial oil palm and rubber plantations. Since Wednesday, this movement has also been occupying factories and plantations in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The representatives of the African diaspora—who will gather on 3 June at 9:00am at Bolloré Tower, 21-32 quai de Dion Bouton in Puteaux—come bearing the following message: “Since we no longer have access to our lands, we will prevent you from accessing your meeting”. The protestors have…

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