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23 February 2016
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22 February 2016
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Author: Socfin

La Haute Cour de Sierra Leone a rendu justice en faveur de la Socfin Agricultural Company (GroupeSocfin) pour des exactions commises, depuis 2013, par six personnes (dégradation de palmiers) dans sa plantation. Il est regrettable que certaines...

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21 February 2016

Sierra Leone: NGOs denounce imprisonment of community members opposing Socfin plantations; includes company response

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4 August 2015
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28 July 2015

Cameroon: Local communities say Socapalm infringes on their land rights; includes comments by Socapalm and parent firm Socfin

Author: Victoria Schneider, The Guardian

"The palm oil company at the centre of a bitter land rights struggle in Cameroon", 27 July 2015...

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5 May 2015
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4 May 2015
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Author: Socfin

…Ces groupes se réclament d’une association dénommée SYNAPARCAM et disent agir contre « les accaparements de leurs terres par les groupes BOLLORE et SOCFIN »…Cette affirmation est un mensonge…Toutes ses concessions ont été acquises légalement et chaque...

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21 January 2015

Sierra Leone: 2 Socfin employees shot during land protest

Author: Umaru Fofana, Reuters

'Belgian, Zimbabwean shot in land protest in Sierra Leone', 17 Jan 2015: A Belgian and a Zimbabwean working for…Socfin…have been shot during a protest over land rights…The…company…is embroiled in a bitter feud with local landowners in the Malen...

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19 February 2014

Sierra Leone Govt. & African Minerals allegedly involved in forced relocation Tonkolili residents & abuses of workers' rights, Human Rights Watch report

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10 December 2013

Sierra Leone police open fire during anti-palm oil protest

Author: Tommy Trenchard, Reuters

Police in Sierra Leone opened fire on Tuesday on an armed protest against the expansion of palm oil plantations...by...Socfin Group, a police chief said. The Luxembourg-registered company, part of the business empire of...Vincent Bollore, has been...

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