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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...

Celebrating Ecologically Farmed Food in Nairobi

Blog entry by Taahir Chagan | April 20, 2015

On the 25 th of April we will celebrate ecologically farmed food in all its splendour by hosting a fun food fair in the heart of Nairobi at Central Park. We will have an authentic Kenyan Cook-off contest , where the budding chefs...

Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 5

Blog entry by Samkelo Ndongeni | April 10, 2015

01 March 2015 Since I was doing the gangway watch I slept during the morning. I woke up at 10h: 00am to go to Mongrove nature reserve at Umngeni municipality. I was amazed to find out that the nature reserve was once a military...

Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 4

Blog entry by ltsotets | April 10, 2015

27 February 2015 Today I cleaned the alley ways and stairways. We set up the sails at the helideck and at the bow. We then had a press conference by the conference room. We set up tables and chairs at the helideck for the major...

Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 2

Blog entry by Samkelo Ndongeni | April 10, 2015

20 February 2015 We arrived in P.E at 09h: 00am and we received a warm welcome from local boats and divers. The port pilot boarded our ship at 10h: 00am and we were ready to dock. I assisted Juano and Catarina at the bow with the...

Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third

Blog entry by Samkelo Ndongeni | April 10, 2015

Cape Town to Durban 16 February 2015 I boarded the vessel at Waterfront Quay no.7 at 10h: 30am. Captain Mike introduced me to the crew and the guests. Chief Fernando familiarized me around the ship to get a general idea of...

Cameroon: An example of the work needed to combat illegal logging

Blog entry by Eric Ini | March 20, 2015

Policy wonks, experts, campaigners and other stakeholders  met in Brussels this week  to discuss progress under the European Union's Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action plan. Yet the effectiveness of the...

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