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Greenpeace calls on AGRF to rethink its Approach to Agriculture in Africa

Press release | September 6, 2017 at 9:32

Nairobi, 6th September 2017 - The seventh edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2017 under the theme ‘Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture’ is hosted in Abidjan from...

Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2017

Looking back, one of the key moments that was to define both my professional and personal path was the moment I stepped onto the small atoll of Rongelap, in the Pacific Ocean. It was 17 May, 1985 and I was 24 years old. At...

Greenpeace Africa Welcomes Move to Ban Plastic Bags in Kenya

Press release | August 28, 2017 at 10:05

Nairobi, 28 August 2017 – Greenpeace Africa has lauded Kenya’s move to ban plastic bags starting end of this month. Reacting to the news that the ban will take effect on 28th August and that the government has ruled out extension of the order...

Let the installation begin!

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | August 25, 2017

It’s been almost two months since we surpassed our crowdfunding target for the solar streetlights that will be installed at the Diepsloot Philile Creche. A lot has been happening in those two months, including the delivery of the...

Greenpeace Africa in total solidarity with the People of Sierra Leone

Press release | August 17, 2017 at 16:43

Dakar, 17 August 2017- Following the disaster that struck Freetown on 13 August 2017 and killed at least 312 people and thousands of homeless people, Greenpeace Africa expressed its compassion and solidarity to the people of Sierra Leone.

Our land should unite, not antagonize us!

Blog entry by Alain Binibangili | August 9, 2017

On August 5, 2017, four days before the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, I was deeply troubled by news of deadly confrontations between  Bantu [1] and...

Celebrating Women’s Day with Jenn Coles

Blog entry by Lerato Ngakane | August 9, 2017

"One small act of kindness has a ripple effect as it reverberates in individual’s lives, in communities and ultimately in transforming the very fabric of our beloved country." Getting to know Jennifer Coles on Greenpeace's...

Kenya’s General Election 2017: Party Manifestos expose lack of commitment to...

Press release | August 7, 2017 at 16:15

Nairobi, 2 August 2017 - The recent presidential debates in Kenya suggest that the country is headed in the wrong direction on key environmental matters. Party manifestos generally have an environment pillar but lack the critical elements...

Norwegian and French governments threatens world’s second largest tropical rainforest

Press release | July 12, 2017 at 15:42

12 July 2017 - An area of rainforest the size of Italy is at risk of being cut down by loggers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), if a Norwegian-funded project to expand industrial logging in the country is approved in Kinshasa next...

7 reasons why we should create hope in Diepsloot’s despair

Blog entry by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack | July 12, 2017

There were over two thousand violent crimes in Diepsloot, a disadvantaged community in the North of Johannesburg in 2016, the detailed crime statistics is available. It was dusk when we descended on the streets of Diepsloot...

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