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'No Coal 3!' say Greenpeace activists

Image gallery | September 27, 2013

An 'electric' solar training experience

Blog entry by Cape Town volunteers | September 16, 2013

Two young activists share their experiences from our recent solar training session held in Cape Town: Thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world by Aphiwe Zothwa When a friend invited me to join the free Solar Training...

The day South Africa got renewable energy on the grid

Blog entry by Ruth Mhlanga | September 16, 2013

In a historic moment earlier this month, the 312 000-panel Kalkbult Solar PV plant in Kimberley became the first independent renewable producer to be built, completed and get connected to the grid in South Africa. When the project...

Cameroonians realise what Herakles Farms really plans for their forests

Blog entry by Greg Norman | September 13, 2013

As the rain thunders down, it becomes not just increasingly hard to hear the speakers but also to see them. The lack of light due to the poor electricity supply in this part of South West Cameroon means that as the clouds darken, the...

Revealed: new evidence of illegal logging by Herakles Farms

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | September 12, 2013

Herakles Farms is in trouble again. After months of turmoil for the US-based corporation - including a temporary suspension order from the Cameroonian Government, confirmation that the company failed to obtain the Free, Prior and...

In a gentle way, we can shake the world

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | September 10, 2013

I still find it remarkable that this global organisation, which operates in over 40 countries, is funded by individuals - and only individuals. It was Margaret Mead who said that we should ‘never doubt that a small group of...

West African Communities Rally to Protest Monster Boats

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | September 10, 2013

Just one week after Chilean fishermen and Greenpeace vigorously protested against the Margiris mega trawler, Mauritanian fishermen and fishing communities in West Africa are also raising their voices against monster boats in their...

West African fishing communities say “no” to monster-boats

Press release | September 9, 2013 at 12:55

Nouakchott, September 9th, 2013 - Fishermen's organizations and civil society have supported that predatory boats are not welcome in West African waters this Sunday in Nouakchott.

AGRA: helping African farmers, or helping agribusiness conquer African agriculture?

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | September 6, 2013

Finally, we have confirmation of what we have long suspected: AGRA, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa, has been created to facilitate the corporate takeover of African agriculture, not support African smallholder farmers...

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