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Tackling illegal logging should not be a yearly event

Blog entry by Danielle van Oijen | March 4, 2014

Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many...

No fracking, thank you!

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | February 17, 2014

Fracking, the process of blasting water, sand, and a cocktail of chemicals deep underground in order to get gas or oil or oil out of shale rock, has been a hotly debated subject for some time in Southern Africa. Groups such as Treasure...

My Journey With Greenpeace Africa

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | February 12, 2014

When I stepped into Greenpeace back in October 2008, I was told I was the first African lady to join this organisation in Africa. I felt it was a continuation of the duty I started when I worked at Oxfam. With the latter, I was...

Greenpeace supports Senegal’s artisanal fishermen decision to say "No" to the renewal...

Press release | February 11, 2014 at 13:55

Dakar, 11 March 2014 – Greenpeace today added its voice to support artisanal fishermen in Senegal following their call to the government not to renew the fishing agreement with the European Union, given the current fragile state of fisheries in...

Herakles Farms: "Investing in Africa"

Blog entry by Brendan Schwartz | February 4, 2014

Herakles Farms is a gem of a company claiming to "invest" in "sustainable" agriculture in Africa, in particular in a forested corner of the South West region of Cameroon. It's a crowded market, but what makes them so different? What...

Time to stop harassment of Cameroon’s NGOs

Blog entry by Fiona Musana | January 31, 2014

Many civil society groups in Africa have to work under a threat of intimidation on an almost daily basis. Far from the headlines, grassroots organizations across the continent are harassed, often violently by both the official and...

Don't bet on coal and oil growth

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | January 24, 2014

A mind-boggling sum of about $800  for each person on the planet  is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in listed companies. The amount of...

Repeat offender – the Russian factory trawler seized by Senegal

Blog entry by Greenpeace UK | January 15, 2014

Have you heard the one about Greenpeace controlling the French Navy? No, me neither. But you might be forgiven for being confused by  some recent reports  about the Russian trawler seized in West Africa. Pirate fishing is a big...

Arrest of the Oleg Naydenov shows flag States need to better control their fleets

Blog entry by Daniel Simons | January 9, 2014

In the summer of 2012, small-scale Senegalese fishermen   reported a rapid and significant increase   in their catches. They attributed their rising fortunes to newly elected President Macky Sall's decision to revoke the licences of...

Oleg yet again!

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | January 8, 2014

The Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov has once again been the main player in the saga "IUU fishing off the Senegalese coasts." In late December, it was caught engaged in suspected looting in southern Senegal by the National Navy. Oleg...

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