Fighting for sacred land: The people taking on Amazon in Africa

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    E-retailer Amazon is at the centre of a controversial battle over sacred, ecologically sensitive land in Cape Town, South Africa.

    The company is building its Africa headquarters on a floodplain, a multimillion-dollar project that was recently greenlit despite years of opposition from activists, Indigenous groups and environmentalists.

    Al Jazeera’s Robyn Smith reports from Cape Town, South Africa.

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