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The Urgency of Now: The fate of the lungs of Africa hangs in a balance

Blog entry by Nchemty Metimi Ozongashu | May 15, 2017

As the plane from Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), makes its descent towards Mbandaka airport, the capital of Equateur province, I am impressed by a beautiful canopy of greenery painting the landscape...

Greenpeace concludes months long ship tour with strong recommendations to West...

Press release | May 4, 2017 at 15:37

Dakar, 4 May 2017 - 11 arrests of vessels fishing illegally have occurred in just three weeks of joint surveillance with local authorities in West African waters. This is out of 13 fishing regulation infractions identified during the two month...

13 infractions found in just twenty days of fisheries surveillance in West Africa

Press release | May 4, 2017 at 13:00

Dakar, 4 May 2017 - 11 arrests of vessels fishing illegally have occurred in just three weeks of joint surveillance with local authorities in West African waters. This is out of 13 fishing regulation infractions identified during the two month...

A Wealth of Life - the beauty of West Africa

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | April 27, 2017

Sailing across  the nutrient rich waters of the West African Atlantic Ocean these past two months, I have been lucky enough to see an incredible array of wildlife. Whales, dolphins and pelicans, I have met them all in this trip. And I...

Four illegal fishing cases found in Sierra Leone in four days

Press release | April 20, 2017 at 14:28

Freetown, 20 April 2017 - Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace and Sierra Leone fishery authorities. Two Chinese vessels and one Korean vessel have been arrested for infringements...

Ecological farmers teach methods to face drought to conventional farmers

Press release | April 13, 2017 at 10:30

Starting from Tuesday, the 11th and till today the 13th of April, the Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) with Greenpeace Africa are supporting the Farmer 2 Farmer Drought Resilience work in Machakos county.

Shark fins found aboard foreign fishing vessels during Greenpeace - Guinea patrol

Press release | April 9, 2017 at 12:00

Conakry 9th April 2017 - Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board,...

"Fishing from the sky", empty nets, dead fish and the plight of West African fisher folks

Blog entry by Mbong Akiy Fokwa Tsafack | April 7, 2017

Travelling in Africa is bittersweet.  I always appreciate the warmth of fellow Africans, the humanity that characterises daily life and the untold stories of Ubuntu. But there is a dark side. If poverty and quality of life are measured...

Greenpeace reacts to Zuma's late night cabinet reshuffle

Press release | March 31, 2017 at 16:17

31 March 2017, Johannesburg:Reacting to the late night cabinet reshuffle undertaken by President Zuma, Greenpeace Africa had the following to say:

My night on board a Chinese fishing vessel in West Africa

Blog entry by Bolei Liu | March 30, 2017

I am currently sailing with Greenpeace’s beautiful Esperanza on a ship tour called “ Hope in West Africa ” to protect the invaluable fishery resources of that region. As part of our investigation and research works in Mauritanian...

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