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Report Says Loggers Declaring Losses But Increasing Exports


  • Norway News

    Oakland, CA—On February 14, 2018, Mr. Okello Akway Ochalla, an indigenous Anuak leader, Norwegian citizen, and the former Governor of the Gambella region of Ethiopia, was released after being held as a prisoner on trumped up charges in an Ethiopian jail for nearly four years.

  • World Rainforest Movement

    Green Resources – a Norwegian tree plantation, carbon offset, wood products, and renewable energy company – champion themselves as a good corporate citizen. They claim to have planted more trees in Africa than any other private company in the last ten years, and to have invested over 125 million US dollars in tree planting, as well as providing...

  • Pacific Islands News Association

    Frederic Mousseau

    “The forestry industry is on the brink of disaster” warned Bob Tate, the head of the Papua New Guinea Forest Industries Association (PNGFIA) on November 22, 2017. According to Tate, a spokesperson for the logging companies clear cutting...

  • Trees: Journal of the International Tree Foundation
    Since the 2008 food price crisis, we have been told over and over that Africa needs foreign investors in agriculture to ‘develop’ the continent; that Africa needs a ‘Green Revolution’, more synthetic fertilisers, and genetically modified crops in order to meet the challenges of hunger and poverty. Yet, millions of Africans...
  • Atlanta Black Star

    Few westerners could even begin to wrap their brains around the traditional lifestyles of the small farmers of Papua New Guinea. Though some do make a nominal income selling small-scale cash crops like coconut and cocoa from their family gardens, these predominantly Black farmers commonly feed their families through subsistence agriculture,...

  • IPS-Inter Press Service

    On October 22, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had removed Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador following outrage and concerns raised by his appointment just two days before.



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