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African farmers embark on 4 day journey to demand investment in ecological farming

Press release | October 11, 2016 at 8:00

Nairobi, Tuesday October 11th 2016 - 30 smallholder farmers from Kiambu, Meru, Machakos and Makueni counties today, set off from Thika on a 4-day resilience journey that will see them engage county leaders and Kenyans on the ideal agricultural...

Let’s stop SGSOC palm oil plantation project

Blog entry by Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue | October 4, 2016

When I arrived in Babensi II village last July, the whole community was desperately expecting Greenpeace and its partners to provide them with answers and solutions to get their land back. For three years now, many of them have been...

244 Cameroonian farmers bring SGSOC palm oil plantation to justice

Press release | October 4, 2016 at 10:00

Yaounde, 4 October 2016 - Local communities affected by a large-scale palm oil plantation took their case to the Court of First Instance in Bangem, south-west Cameroon, with the first hearing set for 9 November. Greenpeace Africa, who documented...

Greenpeace expresses condolences to the families of the victims

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa Betoko | September 28, 2016

Greenpeace Africa wishes to express its sincere condolences to the victims of the violence that hit the Democratic Republic of Congo in September 2016 and their families. We sympathize with those who lost their loved ones and who...

Njeri Kabeberi appointed as Greenpeace Africa Executive Director

Press release | September 25, 2016 at 19:01

Johannesburg, September 25, 2016: Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa after an extensive search for a combination of skills required to drive the organisation towards a people –powered movement.

Let's make it a green peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan | September 21, 2016

Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon. Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the Greenpeace...

Greenpeace turns 45!

Blog entry by Sphume Msomi | September 15, 2016

Today Greenpeace Celebrates its 45th anniversary. 45 years ago a group of men and women found in them the courage to establish what has now become an internationally renowned environmental organisation "There's a joke that says, in any...

Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2016

Today marks the  International Day against Nuclear Tests.  Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and tested to be the ultimate doomsday...

UNESCO fails to protect Cameroon’s Dja Reserve from multiple threats including the...

Feature story | August 23, 2016 at 9:54

Cameroon’s Dja Faunal Reserve, created in 1950, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its outstanding plant and wildlife biodiversity. The Reserve constitutes habitat for fourteen species of primate including Western Lowland...

Rio Olympics: Why the opening ceremony’s spotlight on climate change matters

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | August 18, 2016

As a Brazilian, it saddens me to see so much bad press around my country now that the Olympics Games are happening. Two years ago, during the World Cup, it was a great conversation starter. People would ask if I was excited about it,...

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