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Armed individuals acting on behalf of the "New Forests Company" trying to earn carbon credits – which are being routinely changed to cash through fraudulent schemes in many countries of the world – came to a village in Uganda, shot a couple of children, and flattened the village. If you have the nerves, read the article to see details
The New Forests Company is a UK-based sustainable and [color=limegreen]socially responsible forestry company with established, rapidly growing plantations and the prospect of a diversified product base for local and regional export markets which will deliver both attractive returns to investors and significant social and environmental benefits.
KICUCULA, Uganda — According to the company’s proposal to join a United Nations clean-air program, the settlers living in this area left in a “peaceful” and “voluntary” manner.
People here remember it quite differently.
“I heard people being beaten, so I ran outside,” said Emmanuel Cyicyima, 33. “The houses were being burnt down.”
Other villagers described gun-toting soldiers and an 8-year-old child burning to death when his home was set ablaze by security officers.
NY Times article
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
To think they get investors who support their "ethical" methods of doing "what's right for the Earth".
Same old colonialism, different ad campaign.
It's always the poor with no resources who are robbed and murdered in the name of Progress.
I can't believe this story is being ignored like this.
Are we collectively giving up on Africa and it's people?