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'Coal 3' Irresponsible

Press release | August 23, 2013 at 8:45

Greenpeace Africa's response to South African cabinet having approved a way forward on the so-called 'coal 3' mega coal-fired power station.

Message to governments: Three strikes and you are out!

Blog entry by Sofia Tsenikli | August 20, 2013

The game is on for the oceans this summer. So far the outlook for the high seas is not very good, for a number of reasons: The first strike was the shocking failure of governments to protect fragile marine areas in Antarctica due...

Herakles Farms: “A potential human rights and livelihoods disaster in the making”

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | August 13, 2013

Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow. The stakes could...

Ghana's decision to fight destructive overfishing timely

Press release | August 8, 2013 at 12:00

Greenpeace reacts to reports that the Ghanaian government has decided to fight vigorously against rampant looting and overfishing; and has subsequently imposed a fine of US dollars 3.1 million on 10 companies for illegal, unreported and...

Cameroon’s chimps find themselves in palm oil’s firing line

Blog entry by Jan Cappelle | August 8, 2013

In hindsight, it was always evident that visiting the Cameroonian rainforest at the height of rainy season would present a unique set of problems. Scrabbling up a steep bank of mud, dripping with a combination of sweat and rain,...

US palm oil project would destroy endangered chimpanzee habitat in Cameroon

Press release | August 8, 2013 at 7:00

Johannesburg, 8 August 2013- The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a US company’s controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.

Ship capsizes in Senegalese Marine Park

Press release | August 6, 2013 at 10:26

Dakar, August 5, 2013 - Greenpeace Africa calls on the government of Senegal to act swiftly to preserve protect the marine species of the National Park of Madeleine Island, after a Spanish purse seiner capsized in this protected marine area...

It’s Getting Hot in Here: Time to Press the Reset Button on Climate Change

Blog entry by Michael O'brien Onyeka, GPAf Executive Director | August 2, 2013

I’m sitting in my office in full winter wear – heavy jacket, gloves, the works. But suddenly it gets too warm and I have to take all of these off. It leaves me baffled, are we in winter, summer, spring or what?  In confusion and...

Let’s start talking about tuna

Blog entry by Diane Mc Alpine | July 29, 2013

Because I work for Greenpeace, my friends often ask me questions about climate change, recycling, overfishing, and the myriad other problems facing our planet. I’m always happy to answer anything I can, because I firmly believe that a...

More secrets, more money, less accountability

Feature story | July 29, 2013 at 5:00

In a recent article in the Mail and Guardian it was revealed that President Zuma has taken over as the chairperson of the National Nuclear Energy Coordinating committee.

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