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Major Renewable Energy Myth Busted

Blog entry by Penny-Jane Cooke | July 16, 2015

Last week, I stumbled on the most interesting, yet unexpected piece of research.   Mainstream Renewable Power released its finding based on research from 18 wind and solar sites across South Africa during 2013 which showed that ...

Illegal logging: Fuelling conflict and damaging livelihoods

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa | July 16, 2015

The fight against illegal logging has been a long and protracted one. Greenpeace itself has been involved for more than 20 years and, while it is undeniable that some progress has been made, it is equally evident that it continues to...

Securing a better future for the oceans and for people

Blog entry by Kumi Naidoo | June 8, 2015

Local fishermen in Joal, Senegal, express their concerns about the intensifying plunder of their marine resources by placing hand-prints on a large banner reading “Your voice counts, make it heard now” to urge politicians to listen to...

Healthy food for the future must be added to the global agenda today

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel, Political Advisor Greenpeace Africa | June 2, 2015

On May 1 st  2015, The Milan Expo opened its doors to the public amid numerous scandals, from corruption to incomplete projects. The expo is meant to be an opportunity to connect and discuss the future of the planet. The...

More money and less risk for African eco-farmers

Blog entry by Daisy Ouya | May 28, 2015

Greenpeace study in Malawi and Kenya has revealed that chemically-intensive farming hurts the bottom line of small-scale farmers; agroecological farming is more profitable. Agroecology refers to a suite of sustainable farming...

Congo logging chaos leaves people and bonobos at the sharp end

Blog entry by Raoul Monsembula | May 26, 2015

"Chaos" and "chaotic" are frequently - perhaps even overly - used words. One dictionary definition is a "total lack of organisation or order". That can be said certainly of the industrial logging sector in the Democratic Republic of...

His Excellency Mr. Ambassador, should we act or react?

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | May 21, 2015

After the publication of the new report entitled " Scam on the African Coast:   The Hidden Face of Chinese and Joint-Venture Vessels’ Tonnage Fraud  in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Guinea " by Greenpeace Africa, the Chinese Ambassador...

The Politics of Food, When African Nations Become Heroes

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 12, 2015

This is a simple beginning to a very thorny story. In the foot hills of many communities are the major makers of food for every citizen, local and global. The hero in this story has extraordinary super being power, has the will power...

For the future of fisheries in West-Africa

Blog entry by Prudence Wanko | May 7, 2015

By Prudence Wanko In order to see fisheries reborn, West African States must take up their responsibility to eradicate all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including a practice which is slowly killing a...

Whose Responsibility Is It?

Blog entry by Ahmed DIAME | May 6, 2015

When will we see a renewal of West African fisheries laws? A few weeks ago, television channels worldwide showed, in a loop, what is now called the "tragedy of the Mediterranean". The lifeless bodies, of at least 800 young...

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