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Africa Today - Western oil companies ruining Africa's natural resources (P.1)

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Virunga, in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, is Africa's oldest national park, and home to half the continent's endangered mountain gorillas. It is one of the world's great heritage sites with three thousand square miles of precious flora and fauna. Since 2010, the British firm SOCO International has been exploring the region for oil, with the permission of the Congolese government. Activists have campaigned against SOCO, saying the company is putting both the wildlife and livelihoods of the regional people at risk. The Human Rights Watch has accused the government of DR Congo and the British oil company SOCO International of threatening those who want to protect the Virunga Park, and being behind the shooting of a park ranger. In April Emmanuel de Merode, Virunga's chief park ranger was shot in an ambush. Under pressure, SOCO, which denied any involvement in the attack, has agreed not to pursue further oil exploration.
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The Eclectic Life (3 months ago)
The host is rude he does not allow the skinny guy to speak. You need to be fair. Obviously u do not like what he is saying but u should still listen and allow your listeners to hear both guest. And for peace sake Africa has so many sun solar energy should be used and every Mile should have solar charge. Africa need cut ties with oil company in Europe and US and invest in solar energy.
FIVOTHREEFOUR (1 year ago)
their not complaining. their speaking of they politics that affects them.
Andrew ? (2 years ago)
Actually white people made Africa a better place. Look at South Africa once u get white people out it goes to shit, look at Rhodesia the most, once Zimbabwe came to be the black rule destroyed everything! Black people are greedy and unintelligent... They destroy themselves... Stop blaming people! It's your own fault you filthy Africans...
William Ohene (1 year ago)
Andrew R , this not your problem white people can stay in their country's
Kwame Appiah (3 years ago)
WORLD AFRICANS LEADERS THEMSELVES WANT THEIR LANDS DESTROYED,POLLUTED AND THEIR PEOPLES ROBBED BY THESE FOREIGNERS WHO HAVE BROUGHT NO DEVELOPMENT WHATSOEVER LOOK AT OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE DUBAI,KAZAKISTAN ETC WHAT THEY HAVE DONE WITH DISCOVERY OF OIL
N'zanga Nare (1 year ago)
Dubai in UAE was mostly built by Arabs, Persians, Indians & Pakistanis. Western white people (Americans, Europeans) have barely done anything for UAE and would bomb Dubai to pieces like they did to Iraq, Libya, Yemen, etc, if they didn't allow western countries to control most of the oil there.
N'zanga Nare (1 year ago)
Countries in the Arabian Peninsula are barren deserts with few people, which is why oil pollution there is OK, but in a rich fertile rain forest like Congo or Niger Delta it is a bad idea.
stfu brainwashed sheep

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