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Greenpeace ship arrives for the first time in Cameroon with a message for the...

Press release | October 13, 2017 at 12:06

Douala, 13 October 2017: The Greenpeace ship – The Esperanza - has docked at the port of Douala in Cameroon on the first leg of its tour in Central Africa. For four weeks, the Esperanza will sail through the waters of Cameroon, the Democratic...

Africa's largest Wind farm will reduce reliance on fossil fuels in Kenya

Press release | October 11, 2017 at 7:25

Nairobi, 11th October, 2017: Kenya has doubled its efforts to take up renewable energy by building an epic wind farm. Lake Turkana wind power project becomes the largest wind farm in Africa with a capacity of 310 megawatts - enough to power up...

Precious intact forests in the Congo must be protected

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | October 5, 2017

A source of water, food, and shelter the Congo Basin is life to many people and creatures. It is one of the world's largest tropical forests and is the fourth largest carbon reservoir in the world - meaning it locks away vast amounts...

Statoil exploration threatens biodiversity of Algoa Bay

Press release | September 19, 2017 at 9:43

Johannesburg, 19 September - Norwegian multinational oil and gas company, Statoil’s a newly acquired East Algoa exploration licence is located just a few kilometres east of Algoa Bay in the Eastern Cape, an area labelled as a marine biodiversity...

Plastic ban: More can be done towards waste management

Blog entry by Phyllis Ng’ang’a | September 14, 2017

Let’s grab lunch! I get the chicken wings and fries combo with a cold Coke. You get a chicken burger, fries and fresh passion juice. Additionally, we get small sized cups of ice cream to cool off and extra dipping for my wings. The...

Greenpeace’s Project Sunshine delivers in Diepsloot

Press release | September 8, 2017 at 16:05

Johannesburg, 8 September – After a successful crowdfunding campaign that exceeded the R100 000 target, Greenpeace Africa and the Philile Foundation’s commitment to install solar streetlights in Diepsloot will be met tomorrow when the solar...

Greenpeace calls on AGRF to rethink its Approach to Agriculture in Africa

Press release | September 6, 2017 at 9:32

Nairobi, 6th September 2017 - The seventh edition of the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) 2017 under the theme ‘Accelerating Africa’s Path to Prosperity: Growing Inclusive Economies and Jobs through Agriculture’ is hosted in Abidjan from...

Can the world come to its senses on nuclear weapons?

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2017

Looking back, one of the key moments that was to define both my professional and personal path was the moment I stepped onto the small atoll of Rongelap, in the Pacific Ocean. It was 17 May, 1985 and I was 24 years old. At...

Greenpeace Africa Welcomes Move to Ban Plastic Bags in Kenya

Press release | August 28, 2017 at 10:05

Nairobi, 28 August 2017 – Greenpeace Africa has lauded Kenya’s move to ban plastic bags starting end of this month. Reacting to the news that the ban will take effect on 28th August and that the government has ruled out extension of the order...

Let the installation begin!

Blog entry by Lerato Tsotetsi | August 25, 2017

It’s been almost two months since we surpassed our crowdfunding target for the solar streetlights that will be installed at the Diepsloot Philile Creche. A lot has been happening in those two months, including the delivery of the...

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