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The Journey of Africa's Illegal Wood

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 11:19

This week an illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo was uncovered in the European Union. This infographic outlines the journey of illegal wood from Africa's rainforests to markets in the EU.

Illegal Wood from the DRC Uncovered in the EU

Feature story | July 2, 2013 at 10:56

An illegal shipment of endangered wood from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been found at a processing factory in the European Union, run by the controversial Swiss timber group Danzer.

Six Renewable Energy Myths, Busted!

Feature story | May 29, 2013 at 12:14

The evidence is in: Renewable energy is viable, reliable, and ready to go – all that’s missing is the political will to kick start an energy revolution in South Africa.

Cameroon government orders Herakles Farms to stop palm oil project

Feature story | May 23, 2013 at 8:14

After years of controversy surrounding the proposed palm oil plantation in Cameroon, the Cameroonian government has ordered Herakles Farms to suspend all logging at its main worksite at Talangaye, in the Nguti region of the country.

FSC suspends Danzer's certification over links to human rights violations in DRC

Feature story | May 21, 2013 at 10:52

Today, we welcome the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) decision to disassociate from the timber multinational Danzer Group following a complaint that one of the company’s former subsidiaries was involved in human rights violations in the...

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...

Our Congratulations to Senegal's President, Macky Sall

Feature story | March 28, 2013 at 11:56

Greenpeace Africa congratulates President Macky Sall of Senegal on having won the "Excellence in National Stewardship of the Ocean" award in the 6th Edition of the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards.

Powering The Future: Renewable Energy Rollout in South Africa

Feature story | March 25, 2013 at 9:36

Our latest report, released on the eve of the BRICS summit in Durban, busts prevailing myths around green energy and reaffirms why renewables are the best option for powering South Africa.

Cut it out: How illegal logging in DRC threatens livelihoods, forests and trade

Feature story | March 4, 2013 at 12:43

Our latest report from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) reveals how the country’s logging sector is in a state of “organised chaos”, with the DRC government’s so-called “battle against illegal logging” currently failing the Congolese people and...

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