Belgian, Zimbabwean shot in land protest in Sierra Leone

January 17, 2015 6:34 PM

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FREETOWN (Reuters) - A Belgian and a Zimbabwean working for international agribusiness company Socfin Group have been shot during a protest over land rights in Sierra Leone, police said on Saturday.

The Luxembourg-registered company, part of the business empire of the French tycoon Vincent Bollore, is embroiled in a bitter feud with local landowners in the Malen chiefdom where it has its palm oil plantations.

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