Native Baka Clan Reportedly Abused by Protectors of Prince Harry’s Africa Philanthropy

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Shocking Cruelty Unveiled in Congo Rainforests’ Conservation Area

Chilling occurrences from the Congo rainforest have come under spotlight as our sources shared the story of an indigenous family subjected to horrifying acts of brutal violence. This family, members of the indigenous Baka tribe, were foraging for honey when they found themselves at the receiving end of volatile aggression from the guards employed by the African Parks conservation charity.

Prince Harry’s Association and Serial Brutality Allegations

Prince Harry, known for his contributions to African Parks over the last six years, recently joined its board of directors. Unfortunately, this incident is not a one-time occurrence. For years, stories about brutality, torture, and even rape committed by the conservation militia have been swirling around. Notable human rights groups, such as Survival International, have been highlighting similar allegations for well over a decade.

The Site of the Incident: Odzala-Kokoua National Park

The harrowing event took place in the biodiversity-rich Odzala-Kokoua National Park, a place that is home to hundreds of different mammal and bird species, and thousands of distinct plant species. While the park’s laws are created with the aim of wildlife preservation, they seem to overlook the fundamental human rights of the indigenous people who have been living there for thousands of years and rely on the resources of the forest for their survival.

African Parks: The Baka Tribe’s Nightmare

Since African Parks took management control of the park in 2010 by signing a 25-year agreement, it has faced significant criticism for its harsh enforcement tactics. Such methods have instilled fear in the local Baka communities, preventing them from utilizing the forest resources as their ancestors have been doing for thousands of years. Despite African Parks’ assurances about respecting the rights of local populations, reports from villagers like Medard Mossendjo suggest otherwise. These villagers have endured abuse, punishment, and captivity for trivial offenses such as collecting wood or foraging, activities that according to the Park guards, interfere with animal food sources.

These horrifying stories have led to demands for Prince Harry to step down from the board of directors for African Parks. While the charity has announced an investigation into the allegations stating a strict policy against abuse, it has been criticized for not conducting a thorough self-review despite receiving such allegations as early as 2013. Furthermore, the charity has controversially accused Survival International of refusing to cooperate in its investigation

Concluding Thoughts

As a humanitarian crisis cascades within the dense canopy of the Congo rainforest, it remains to be seen how the investigations will unfold, the impact they will have on African Parks, and what course of action Prince Harry will decide to pursue.

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