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Woolworths, Massmart, and Pick n Pay get tops on Renewable Energy, Shoprite scores...

Press release | October 27, 2016 at 9:04

Johannesburg, 27 October 2016 - In order to fully benefit from the potential of abundant renewable energy in South Africa, companies need to step out of their comfort zones and send clear signals to the markets by committing to an ambitious 100%...

Whale Fail – no new sanctuary in the South Atlantic (again).

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | October 25, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: Twitter Bad news from the 2016 International Whaling Commission meeting – as the first significant vote was another disappointment for whales and supporters of conservation.

10 good reasons to protect whales

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | October 24, 2016

All rights reserved . Credit: Kate Davison Killing whales for food has been happening for millennia. But it was commercial whaling – turning whales into barrels of oil for profit – that led to the wholesale...

Cancellation of illegal logging concessions in the DRC a critical first step, but not...

Press release | October 13, 2016 at 12:19

Kinshasa, Thursday 13 October 2016 - Greenpeace Africa welcomes the formal cancellation of three concessions illegally awarded in 2015, published in the “Journal Official” (official state journal of the DRC) on 15 September 2016.

African farmers embark on 4 day journey to demand investment in ecological farming

Press release | October 11, 2016 at 8:00

Nairobi, Tuesday October 11th 2016 - 30 smallholder farmers from Kiambu, Meru, Machakos and Makueni counties today, set off from Thika on a 4-day resilience journey that will see them engage county leaders and Kenyans on the ideal agricultural...

Let’s stop SGSOC palm oil plantation project

Blog entry by Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue | October 4, 2016

When I arrived in Babensi II village last July, the whole community was desperately expecting Greenpeace and its partners to provide them with answers and solutions to get their land back. For three years now, many of them have been...

244 Cameroonian farmers bring SGSOC palm oil plantation to justice

Press release | October 4, 2016 at 10:00

Yaounde, 4 October 2016 - Local communities affected by a large-scale palm oil plantation took their case to the Court of First Instance in Bangem, south-west Cameroon, with the first hearing set for 9 November. Greenpeace Africa, who documented...

Greenpeace expresses condolences to the families of the victims

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa Betoko | September 28, 2016

Greenpeace Africa wishes to express its sincere condolences to the victims of the violence that hit the Democratic Republic of Congo in September 2016 and their families. We sympathize with those who lost their loved ones and who...

Njeri Kabeberi appointed as Greenpeace Africa Executive Director

Press release | September 25, 2016 at 19:01

Johannesburg, September 25, 2016: Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa after an extensive search for a combination of skills required to drive the organisation towards a people –powered movement.

Let's make it a green peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan | September 21, 2016

Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon. Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the Greenpeace...

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