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Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

Blog entry by Aaron Gray-Block | August 1, 2014

It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified. The arrests...

Raising R250 000 in Support of Solar Energy in South Africa – 100 Days to Running in...

Blog entry by David Barnard | July 29, 2014

Thursday the 24 th of July, marked the 100 days countdown to the start of the  Last Desert Race in Antarctica. It also marked the start of my fundraising campaign in support of  Greenpeace Africa linked to my participation in the...

The New Scramble for Africa

Blog entry by Susan Nakacwa | July 15, 2014

Who should control African agriculture? That’s the fundamental question underlying the World Development Movement’s (WDM) latest set of infographics . They show how we’re experiencing a corporate takeover of Africa’s agricultural...

DRC's trees are endangered too

Blog entry by Danielle Van Oijen | July 15, 2014

When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion's share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the ...

Here's how we’ll eradicate Illegal Fishing in West Africa

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | July 7, 2014

My years as an oceans campaigner in Senegal have really allowed me to understand many facets of illegal fishing in this part of the world.  Along with the devastating effects it has on fishing communities, slashing jobs and the size of...

Successful energy-efficient clay ovens in DRC

Blog entry by Bianca Bolink | July 3, 2014

In Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people in the DRC, people survive by hunting, fishing, and gathering wood from the rainforest. As with many forest communities in the DRC, the rainforest is both a pharmacy and...

Pushing for transparency in Congo Basin palm oil

Blog entry by Amy Moas | June 30, 2014

The global palm oil industry is at a critical juncture. In 2012 we published a report that outlined how Africa is a new frontier for industrial palm oil production . This may bring much needed development to the continent, but it...

Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards

Blog entry by Richard Page | June 27, 2014

Recently, after sifting through a box of dusty 45s, I have had a Billy Bragg song, Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards , firmly stuck in my head. The song has lodged itself there, not just because it has a nifty piano hook, but...

Making the case for ecological farming in Africa

Blog entry by Glen Tyler | June 12, 2014

When I ask people what the backbone of most African economies is, the response is often a unanimous, “agriculture”. It goes without dispute that agriculture is the most important and largest contributor to the gross domestic product...

What future for West African fisheries?

Blog entry by Ahmed Diamé | June 8, 2014

Every year, World Oceans Day is an important opportunity for us to reflect on our campaign to protect West Africa’s ocean ecosystems. This year Greenpeace Africa and Senegalese fishing associations are marking the day with a public...

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