Cameroon: Maersk Group accused for involvement in case against Lapiro

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Cameroon:

Maersk Group accused for involvement in case against Lapiro

In two articles published by the Danish magazine 3F and the newspaper Information on 22 May 2010, A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, the worldwide conglomerate operating in around 130 countries, is accused for being partly responsible for the imprisonment of the Cameroonese oppositional singer Lapiro de Mbanga.


The Maersk group is a co-owner of SPM — Société des Plantations de Mbanga — the company, which together with the Ministry of Finance, Cameroon, accused Lapiro de Mbanga of being the mastermind behind riots in 2008 that led to severe damages at a banana plantation owned by SPM.

International observers believe that the government wished to “shut him up” because of his song ‘Constipated Constitution’ which warns president Biya of the dangers of the constitutional amendments.

The articles published in Denmark document the SPM involvement, but the M

Source  |  Articles in Danish language

The Danish union magazine 3F – 20 May 2010:

Article in French language

Le Messager – 21 May 2010:

‘Retournement: Lapiro engage le proc

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International PEN – 21 April 2010:

‘Cameroon: Two years on, songwriter remains imprisoned’

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