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Opportunity Knocks

Press release | November 24, 2015 at 10:00

The Missed Opportunities by China, EU and US to address the global trade of Congo Basin’s illegal timber - Addressing the “Calculated Ignorance” by influential Chinese Importers.

Herakles Farms project rears its ugly head again

Blog entry by Amy Moas and Eric Ini | November 18, 2015

By Amy Moas and Eric Ini When Greenpeace and ally NGOs first introduced you to Herakles Farms and its palm oil project in Cameroon (known locally as SG Sustainable Oils Cameroon or SGSOC), the US company had grand and destructive...

Cameroonian environmental activist pursued in the courts as palm oil company...

Press release | November 18, 2015 at 8:00

Yaoundé November 17 2015 - An internationally-renowned environmental human rights defender continues to be pursued in the courts in Cameroon for no crime other than defending his own community’s land rights. Meanwhile the very company he is...

Goodbye for now: My last day as Greenpeace Africa's executive director

Blog entry by Micheal O'Brien-Onyeka | November 13, 2015

The last 3 and half years at Greenpeace Africa have been a time of great excitement, growth and satisfaction. I have treasured this time. Today, though, I am writing to let you know that I have resigned from my post as Executive...

International civil society alarmed by Conviction of Cameroonian environmental human...

Press release | November 5, 2015 at 12:52

Yaoundé November 5, 2015 - Cameroonian authorities must stop the repression of environmental human rights defender according to an international coalition of six environmental and human rights organizations including Greenpeace Africa and the...

Forest aid at a global level is not producing enough results at a local one

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa Betoko | October 26, 2015

There have been a lot of headlines lately about “landmark” deals signed between donors and tropical timber producing countries in the Congo Basin that will help implement “essential reforms” and battle against deforestation. ...

Germany forest development aid needs to benefit local communities, report says

Press release | October 22, 2015 at 6:00

Hamburg, 22 October 2015 More action is needed, if communities in poor forested countries are to fully benefit from German bilateral aid targeted at forest conservation and protection, a new study finds.

Pressure mounts against GMOs as Kenya celebrates World Food Day

Press release | October 15, 2015 at 10:52

Nakuru, 15th October, 2015: This World Food Day, all roads lead to the magnificent Nakuru County in Kenya’s rift valley region; where a demonstration and a public debate have been organised to challenge the push for the introduction of...

Hosting SAIREC gives Africa an opportunity to fully back renewable energy says...

Press release | October 4, 2015 at 8:25

Cape Town, 4 October 2015: The opening of the four-day South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC)[1], offers African states an opportunity to increase their renewable energy targets and make commitments towards building...

Challenges ahead, but Congo forest deal a promising first step

Blog entry by By Irène Wabiwa Betoko | October 2, 2015

The forests of the Congo Basin are a vital resource for millions of people. They play a crucial role in the fight against global warming; a threat that every one of us living on planet earth should be extremely concerned by, to say...

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