Friday, February fourteenth, the   UN says at least 22 people have been killed in a village in the Northwest region of Cameroon. Over half of those killed were children. No one has claimed responsibility for Friday’s incident but the opposition parties blame the killing on the government.

Foreign companies accused of destroying Cameroonian rainforests for palm oil

Since 2013, many Cameroonian activists and environmentalists have warned against the large-scale palm oil farming projects taking place in the country’s southwest region, arguing that the projects are a threat to Cameroonian rainforests.

According to Greenpeace Africa, an international environmental watchdog, large-scale palm oil farming threatens to steal land from local communities, undermine their livelihoods, and destroy huge tracks of valuable dense natural rainforests, which are home to critical wildlife.

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