Cameroon

Date: March 10, 2014

A Cameroonian judge in the Fako High Court has awarded former 

Date: January 7, 2014

The Court of First Instance Limbe has fined the New York based palm oil company US$4.5 Million after a lawsuit filed by former exe

Date: December 11, 2013
Greenpeace Africa and the Oakland Institute are alarmed by the decision of the Cameroonian government to award US agribusiness company Herakles Farms a three-year provisional land lease to develop a palm oil plantation in the South West region of the country. The move disproves Herakles Farms’ claim that it had all the necessary permits from the start, and confirms that the company has in fact been operating illegally for more than three years.
Date: September 24, 2013
The proposed 76,000 hectare palm oil plantation in Southwest Cameroon by New York based Herakles Farms has been a major source of controversy since the project was annou
Date: September 10, 2013

Global Exchange has compiled a list of the top ten “most wanted” corporations of 2013 based on issues like unlivable working conditions, corporate seizures of Indigenous lands, and contaminating the en

Date: August 8, 2013
The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a US company's controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.
Date: June 7, 2013
Misleading of investors and corruption are just two of the deceitful tactics believed to be employed by New York-based agribusiness company Herakles Farms as it attempts to clear tens of thousands of hectares of Cameroonian rainforest for a large palm oil plantation, according to a new report from the Oakland Institute and Greenpeace International.
Date: June 7, 2013

Herakles Farms palm oil plantation in Cameroon has found itself on unsteady terms with the government of Cameroon, as they were temporarily ordered to suspend work on their plantation over the past two months.

Date: May 29, 2013
On May 10, 2013, Musa Usman Ndamba, Vice President of MBOSCUDA (Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association) was put on trial before the Court of First Instance in Bamenda, Cameroon. He was put on trial for the crimes of defamation committed by one Musa Adamu against a powerful billionaire rancher and landowner in the N.W Region of Cameroon (Alhadji Baba Ahmadou Danpullo).
Date: May 7, 2013

The following editorial by Samuel Nguiffo was published in Al Jazeera on April 14th.

Date: February 20, 2013

Cultural Survival is accompanied by Greenpeace and dozens of other organizations in calling for Herakles Farms to own up to their abuses in Cameroon.

Date: December 11, 2012

 

Date: October 11, 2012
On behalf of the the Oroko, Bakossi, and Upper Bayang peoples in the Ndian, Koupé-Manengouba, and Manyu divisions of Cameroon, last week Cultural Survival delivered statements and petitions with 800 signatures from community members to
Date: September 5, 2012

Herakles Farms has withdrawn their application to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) for their palm oil plantation in the Southwest region of Cameroon.

Date: August 15, 2012

Two local protests broke out in the Southwest region of Cameroon this summer in opposition to the New York based company Herakles’ Farms, who have already planted nurseries for their proposed palm oil plantation.  

Date: May 14, 2012
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Date: May 14, 2012

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Date: May 14, 2012

 

Date: May 7, 2010

Indigenous Activists Tell Cultural Survival What The Decade Meant To Them

The low levels of education among the Mbororo—caused primarily by their historical reliance on cattle-rearing and isolated, dispersed settlement patterns—has formed a key barrier to their inclusion within Cameroon society. This problem is particularly acute for Mbororo girls.