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DRC government reinstates illegal logging concessions in breach of its’ own moratorium

Press release | February 20, 2018 at 12:20

Kinshasa, 20 February 2018: The Congolese Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, has reinstated 6,500 km² of logging concessions that were cancelled in August 2016 by the then Environment Minister Robert Bopolo following instructions from then...

Greenpeace: President Ramaphosa yet to take decisive action on energy

Press release | February 17, 2018 at 7:59

Johannesburg, 16 February 2018: Responding to the State of the Nation address delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa tonight, Greenpeace Africa’s political advisor, Happy Khambule, has said:

Greenpeace Africa calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to act on energy

Press release | February 16, 2018 at 10:56

Responding to the news that Cyril Ramaphosa has been elected and sworn in as South Africa’s new president, Greenpeace Africa’s political advisor, Happy Khambule, has said:

Destroying Kenya’s ecosystem destroys livelihood says Greenpeace

Press release | February 9, 2018 at 13:34

Greenpeace implores The President of South Africa to declare Cape Town a national...

Press release | February 6, 2018 at 14:03

Johannesburg, 6 February 2018 - Greenpeace Africa began a petition calling on the President of South Africa to declare the Eastern and Western Cape Provinces national disaster areas. Within in 10 days, 2769 citizens of South Africa and the...

5 things you (probably) didn't know about the Antarctic

Blog entry by Samantha Wockner | February 2, 2018

In 2017 we launched a campaign to create an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary - the largest protected area on Earth. But why? Well, apart from being home to amazing animals such as penguins, whales and seals. The Antarctic plays an important...

Proposed Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill Unconstitutional says Greenpeace Africa

Press release | January 30, 2018 at 13:10

Cape Town, 30 January 2018 - Greenpeace Africa is in the parliament today to make a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Police on the proposed Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill. We believe the proposed Critical Infrastructure...

Greenpeace Africa’s Executive Director Wins a Prestigious Human Rights Award

Press release | January 30, 2018 at 9:02

Nairobi, January 30, 2018: Greenpeace Africa’s Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi, has won the 2017 Munir Mazrui ‘Lifetime Achievement Human Rights Defenders Award’ in a ceremony organised by the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders...

Light at the end of the tunnel

Press release | January 26, 2018 at 13:23

26 January 2018 - Greenpeace Africa welcomes Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement on South Africa’ energy future at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. With Eskom’s future hanging in the balance, it is clear how...

Which is the Antarctic's top penguin?

Blog entry by Willie Mackenzie | January 20, 2018

Not every penguin is up to the challenge of living in the Antarctic, but those that do are a special sort of awesome. Remember, they don’t have the luxury of being able to fly away again if the weather turns bad. In honour of...

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