Friends of the Earth Africa (FoEA) a regional body of the world’s largest environmental grassroot organization ¬†-Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) convened the first African Peoples Tribunal (APT) on industrial plantations from 25-27 November 2020 in Lagos Nigeria. The Tribunal recognized how deforestation and scramble for African land for largescale agro-commodities expansion is fueling systemic oppression, human rights violations with devastating impacts on Indigenous peoples and local communities, including women.

The Three-day event which was both in-person and virtual was attended by affected communities and civil society who brought before four jurors’ testimonies and cases of human rights violations and environmental degradation connected with monoculture tree plantation expansion from ten countries across Central, East, Southern & West ¬†Africa regions of the continent. The countries are Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Uganda.

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