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Greenpeace leaves the CECAF meeting with mixed feelings

Blog entry by Marie Suzanne Traoré | May 31, 2016

After four years without any annual meetings, the CECAF (Fishery Committee for the Eastern Central Atlantic) got together. Millions of people depend on fish resources in the region and the common wealth that lies in our ocean...

Shopping on Sunshine

Blog entry by Spume Msomi | May 31, 2016

The diary of a Solar Lover - Part 1 The Renewable Energy Champions Campaign is a Greenpeace Africa campaign aimed at getting the country’s top five retailers, Woolworths, Pick n Pay, Spar, Massmart and Shoprite, to show solar...

How Cameroon’s Stolen Wood Reaches International Markets

Press release | May 26, 2016 at 9:20

Yaoundé, 26 May 2016 - A Greenpeace Africa investigation into illegal logging operations in Cameroon has uncovered a trail of stolen timber leading to Cameroon’s main log exporter Compagnie de Commerce et de Transport (CCT), and has reportedly...

Greenpeace slams Eskom CEO's anti-renewable energy propaganda

Press release | May 17, 2016 at 11:49

Johannesburg, 13 May 2016: Reacting to claims made by Eskom CEO Brain Molefe during his State of the System briefing in Cape Town yesterday, that Renewable Energy is a ‘disappointment’, Greenpeace has said:

Break Free 2016: The Largest Global Civil Disobedience Action of the Climate Movement

Press release | May 16, 2016 at 13:55

GLOBAL -- Twelve days of unprecedented world-wide action against fossil fuels have just concluded, showing that the climate movement will not rest until all coal, oil and gas is kept in the ground. The combined global efforts of activists on six...

Cooperation urgently required to ensure a future for West African fisheries

Feature story | May 9, 2016 at 14:06

We humans love drawing lines on maps. Over many centuries borders have been created by our peoples or have been imposed on them, separating our languages, our cultures, our traditions. But fish knows no borders, they migrate from the waters of...

The new name behind the threat to Cameroon’s Forests

Feature story | May 6, 2016 at 8:49

After the slowdown of the destructive Herakles Farms palm oil project in Cameroon, following extensive environmental and social opposition, we had hope for the future. However, it now looks like the infamous operation is being resurrected under a...

Greenpeace ranks Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite on commitments...

Press release | April 19, 2016 at 12:20

Johannesburg, 19 April 2016 – South Africa’s top five retailers (Pick n Pay, Massmart, Spar, Woolworths and Shoprite) have a major role to play in shaping sustainable growth in the energy sector and need to champion South Africa’s transition to...

Honourable Minister, it is not too late to fix the situation!

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | April 11, 2016

Your predecessors have legitimized a form of illegal unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU), by allowing fishing companies to underreport the gross tonnage of their industrial vessels for more than thirty years in Senegal. They...

Fraud on the gross tonnage by industrial fishing vessels

Press release | March 24, 2016 at 12:00

Dakar, 24 March 2016 - A coalition of fisheries stakeholders and civil society organizations, consisting of associations of artisanal fishermen, women processors, fishmongers, marine officers, and marine and environmental associations, is calling...

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