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Agro-colonialism in the Congo: European and US development finance bankrolls a new round of agro-colonialism in the DRC
Photo credit: GRAIN
By RIAO-RDC | GRAIN
Under Belgian colonial occupation (1908-1960), land was stolen from communities all along the length of the Congo River to establish oil palm plantations. Now, the communities have launched a determined effort to get their land back. But the company occupying their lands today is expanding its activities with funding from the world's biggest development finance institutions and multilateral banks – despite these agencies' stated commitments to support the rights of local people.
A simmering, 100-year old land conflict in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is about to boil over.