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Congo’s forest communities suffer at the hands of irresponsible forestry sector

Press release | November 13, 2014 at 9:30

Kinshasa, 13 November 2014 - Logging companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo are plundering forests, using physical intimidation against local communities and failing to meet their obligations to improve local infrastructure, according to...

Greenpeace names 20 culprits in global overfishing

Press release | November 4, 2014 at 12:47

Dakar, 4 November 2014 - Today, Greenpeace released a list of 20 ‘monster boats’, examples of the most destructive and oversized fishing vessels operating under European flags, ownership or management. The list features some of the most...

Greenpeace Africa applauds mega green initiative set for SA’s Karoo

Press release | October 24, 2014 at 8:44

Johannesburg, 23 October, 2014 - Greenpeace Africa applauds the launch of the ‘Giant Flag’ in the Karoo. A multi-dimensional project, harnessing several streams of environmental, social and economic activity in a bid to break the cycle of...

Reviewing of the fisheries Code and its Enforcement Decree

Press release | October 14, 2014 at 12:11

Dakar, 12 October -- Today, thousands of Senegalese have joined Greenpeace and other organizations’ call to President Macky Sall to act and give the country a fisheries code that can ensure environmentally sustainable and socially equitable...

Corruption and impunity are rife in Cameroon’s forestry sector

Press release | August 20, 2014 at 9:00

Yaoundé, August, 20 2014. Large quantities of wood extracted from forest “conversion” projects are reaching international markets illegally, in full knowledge of Cameroon’s Ministry of Forestry (MINFOF) and the European Union (EU), according to...

Antarctica ultra-race for a solar powered South Africa: Countdown begins

Press release | July 24, 2014 at 10:37

Johannesburg, 24 July 2014: Today marks 100 days countdown to 46 year old, sports enthusiast David Barnard’s next big running challenge; the “Last Desert Race”. David Barnard’s participation in the 250km race through the snow of Antarctica in...

Vandana Shiva supports AFSA in making the case for Agro-ecology

Press release | June 12, 2014 at 8:43

Dar es Salaam – 12th June 2014. The Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA) is launching a new initiative: Making the Case for Agro-ecology (available at www.afsafrica.org/case-studies) today. The event at Karimjee Hall in Dar es Salaam...

Herakles Farms’ Illegal Timber: A Plot against Cameroon’s Forests and the Voluntary...

Press release | May 27, 2014 at 11:45

Yaoundé, May 27th, 2014 - In a report published today, Greenpeace Africa reveals how the American company Herakles Farms, using a front company, may have colluded with Cameroon’s Minister of Forests to illegally obtain a logging permit inside the...

Greenpeace calls on the government of Senegal to reconsider the terms of the new...

Press release | May 5, 2014 at 9:15

Dakar, 30 April 2014 – Greenpeace is concerned about the new agreement between the European Union and Senegal, and its protocol, which allow 38 EU vessels to access fisheries resources for a total compensation of € 13 930 000 (9 137 481 010 FCFA)...

Greenpeace Africa shocked at attack on Virunga Park's chief warden

Press release | April 16, 2014 at 14:33

Johannesburg, 16th April 2014. Greenpeace Africa is appalled by the ongoing violence towards environmentalists in Virunga National Park, reinforced by the recent shooting of the chief warden, Emmanuel de Merode. A Belgian national, de Merode has...

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