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Major Renewable Energy Myth Busted

Blog entry by Penny-Jane Cooke | July 16, 2015

Last week, I stumbled on the most interesting, yet unexpected piece of research.   Mainstream Renewable Power released its finding based on research from 18 wind and solar sites across South Africa during 2013 which showed that ...

Illegal logging: Fuelling conflict and damaging livelihoods

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | July 16, 2015

The fight against illegal logging has been a long and protracted one. Greenpeace itself has been involved for more than 20 years and, while it is undeniable that some progress has been made, it is equally evident that it continues to...

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...

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