News updates from our campaigns up across Africa and the planet.

The latest updates

 

Aid donors' flagship investment deal causing hardship and displacement in Tanzania

Press release | June 17, 2015 at 14:00

Oakland/Johannesburg/London, June 17 - Norfund, the UK aid department, and Capricorn are funding the British company Agrica’s industrial rice plantation in Mngeta, Tanzania, which is destroying the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, driving them...

Securing a better future for the oceans and for people

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 8, 2015

Local fishermen in Joal, Senegal, express their concerns about the intensifying plunder of their marine resources by placing hand-prints on a large banner reading “Your voice counts, make it heard now” to urge politicians to listen to...

Healthy food for the future must be added to the global agenda today

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel, Political Advisor Greenpeace Africa | June 2, 2015

On May 1 st  2015, The Milan Expo opened its doors to the public amid numerous scandals, from corruption to incomplete projects. The expo is meant to be an opportunity to connect and discuss the future of the planet. The...

More money and less risk for African eco-farmers

Blog entry by Daisy Ouya | May 28, 2015

Greenpeace study in Malawi and Kenya has revealed that chemically-intensive farming hurts the bottom line of small-scale farmers; agroecological farming is more profitable. Agroecology refers to a suite of sustainable farming...

DR Congo’s logging companies and international timber traders continue to profit from...

Press release | May 26, 2015 at 12:00

Kinshasa, May 26 - Logging violations, disenfranchised local communities, the cutting of endangered tree species without valid authorisation, destruction of threatened Bonobo habitat and worldwide export of suspect timber. These are just some...

Congo logging chaos leaves people and bonobos at the sharp end

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | May 26, 2015

"Chaos" and "chaotic" are frequently - perhaps even overly - used words. One dictionary definition is a "total lack of organisation or order". That can be said certainly of the industrial logging sector in the Democratic Republic of...

His Excellency Mr. Ambassador, should we act or react?

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | May 21, 2015

After the publication of the new report entitled " Scam on the African Coast:   The Hidden Face of Chinese and Joint-Venture Vessels’ Tonnage Fraud  in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Guinea " by Greenpeace Africa, the Chinese Ambassador...

“Donors can do more to support small-scale farmers and ecological farming in Africa”

Press release | May 20, 2015 at 10:53

Milan, Italy, 20 May 2015 - Foundations and international donors can play a greater role in providing assistance to scale-up ecological farming initiatives in Africa, according to a report released today by Greenpeace Africa. The report entitled...

The Politics of Food, When African Nations Become Heroes

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 12, 2015

This is a simple beginning to a very thorny story. In the foot hills of many communities are the major makers of food for every citizen, local and global. The hero in this story has extraordinary super being power, has the will power...

For the future of fisheries in West-Africa

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | May 7, 2015

By Prudence Wanko In order to see fisheries reborn, West African States must take up their responsibility to eradicate all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including a practice which is slowly killing a...

1 - 10 of 952 results.