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Greenpeace Africa volunteers urging corporations to stop single use plastic

Press release | April 19, 2018 at 8:50

Yaounde, 18 April 2018 - Greenpeace Africa volunteers under the banner of the Environmental Ambassadors in Cameroon join over 1 million people around the world to demand corporations to reduce single-use plastics ahead of Earth Day this April 22.

Durban citizens join the world in saying no to single use plastics!

Press release | April 18, 2018 at 13:17

18 April 2018, Johannesburg – In the wake of Day Zero, plastic was a major concern for those donating water to the water stricken city of Cape Town. Plastics are a growing problem on the continent, putting the environment and oceans in crisis...

Kenya’s Youths Demand Big Corporations to Stop Single-Use Plastics

Press release | April 18, 2018 at 12:50

Nairobi, 18 April 2018 - Ahead of this year’s Earth Day (April 22), youths from Kenya are urging Coca-Cola Central East & West Africa Limited, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Java to stop the use of single-use plastics.

DRC Forest Minister seeking to allocate an area the size of Belgium for industrial...

Press release | April 16, 2018 at 10:23

Kinshasa, 16 April 2018 - Greenpeace Africa and Congolese non-governmental organisations have learned that a month after reinstating 650,000 ha of logging concessions deemed illegal and cancelled in 2016, DRC’s Environment Minister sought...

Greenpeace Africa calls for a total ban on illegal logging

Press release | April 10, 2018 at 12:35

Greenpeace Africa responds to PIDMA-Cameroon importing 1000 tons of corn seeds...

Press release | April 9, 2018 at 9:14

In response to news that Agriculture Investment and Market Development Project (known by its French acronym- PIDMA) officials are augmenting food supply in Cameroon by importing 1000 tons of hybrid corn seeds from South Africa, Greenpeace’s...

Greenpeace Africa: renewable energy deals a step towards a just energy transition

Press release | April 5, 2018 at 15:09

5 April 2018, Johannesburg – Newly appointed Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe signed the renewable energy agreements with 27 independent power producers on behalf of state-owned power utility Eskom, his department said.

Talking Forest With City Dwellers In Yaounde

Blog entry by Tatsifouo Fondjo Hermann | April 5, 2018

I have always seen surveys conducted on TV and until the 19 March 2018, I was afraid to approach strangers on the street and ask questions. During the World Forest Day celebration, we, the Environmental Ambassadors of Cameroon, decided...

Republic of Congo and Democratic Republic of Congo must translate words into action...

Press release | March 26, 2018 at 15:31

Brazzaville, 26 March 2018: Greenpeace Africa recognises the steps made by the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo who organised the Global Peatland Initiative’s third meeting in Brazzaville from 21-23 March. While both...

Greenpeace Africa opens pilot green space in Yaoundé

Press release | March 22, 2018 at 13:57

Yaoundé, 21 March 2018: Greenpeace Africa and local partners have today launched a pilot green space at the Baptist High School- Awai, to commemorate the World Forest Day. The need for urban green spaces is highlighted in the theme for this...

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