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Community clean ups and clear skies

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | April 22, 2013

Saturday morning came - and so did the rain, which had been falling, non-stop, throughout the early hours of the morning, with no end in sight.  After weeks of preparation and planning, expectation and enthusiasm, our clean-up project...

Go far, go together

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 22, 2013

There is an African saying, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.” The past week I have spent on board the Esperanza in the Indian Ocean documenting illegal fishing has taught me this. Working in a...

Esperanza In The Indian Ocean

Image gallery | April 22, 2013

Hope on the high seas

Blog entry by Dianne Mc Alpine | April 19, 2013

The royal blue waters of the Indian Ocean give nothing away. Keeping my eyes focused on the horizon, I search for the presence of a ship or a Fish Aggregating Device (a FAD). But there is stillness here. I don’t know if this is...

Putting food security and forest protection first in Cameroon

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | April 19, 2013

As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often challenged when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, disguised as “development”. All too often, this simply creates huge profits for...

Food Security and Forest Protection in Cameroon

Feature story | April 18, 2013 at 10:29

Responding to a recent spate of industrial palm oil projects in Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa is working with a Cameroonian NGO to show how small-scale farming projects are a better development option -- for communities on the ground and Cameroon's...

Young explorers, Greenpeace plant flag on seabed at North Pole, call for global sanctuary

Feature story | April 16, 2013 at 9:02

In support of the global call for the protection of the Arctic, over 50 Greenpeace Africa supporters took part in a human banner on Saturday to echo the message that climate change has no borders. The human banner which read: " I ♥ ARCTIC" was...

Africa ♥ Arctic

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | April 15, 2013

It is 10 degrees at 8:30am in Johannesburg on the 13 th of April and I’m standing in a Melville field with fellow Arctic lovers and it’s cold . The ground is moist from last night’s rain and I’m wondering why I’m doing this to myself...

One Planet. One Arctic. One Voice.

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | April 12, 2013

Starting this Saturday, and continuing on to the Global Day of Action a week later, thousands of people - from distinct cultures and diverse backgrounds - will come together to speak with one voice about saving a very special, unique...

Investigation raises doubts of legality of DRC timber held in Belgian port

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | April 11, 2013

Last month Greenpeace Africa released a report on how the illegal logging sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in a state of organized chaos, with numerous companies flouting regulations and threatening the country’s...

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