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3 Water-related Petitions to Sign this World Water Day

Blog entry by Angelo Louw | March 22, 2018

The past few years have been particularly devastating on the African continent as the effects of climate change have manifested in a series of crippling droughts, floods and other natural disasters in several countries. As weather...

Walking through the tropical swamps of DRC

Blog entry by Capucine Dayen | March 22, 2018

Planet Lovers & Protectors, m y name is Capucine Dayen, International Communications Coordinator for Greenpeace Africa, but I go by Caps. In June last year, I joined the Congo Basin Forest Campaign Team and together we work to protect...

Who is tampering with our water?

Blog entry by Lerato Ngakane | March 22, 2018

“We have a single opportunity, to change the narrative on water, by acting timeously in pursuit of a more promising future, in a better world, which should never face the scenario of the last single drop of water, in our lifetime and...

This is why the Antarctic needs your help

Blog entry by Aimee Hoppe | March 19, 2018

Six years ago, sitting behind a computer of a construction company, I realised I needed to do more with my life. I no longer wanted to keep financial records of wealthy individuals and businesses, but instead I wanted to make an impact...

A new era is opening!

Blog entry by Ahmed Diame | March 19, 2018

Like a wildfire, the decision by the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) to sanction vessels involved in illegal fishing activities in Africa has spread throughout the region. From Nouadhibou (in Mauritania) to Tumbu (in Sierra...

I can still feel the enthusiasm of our Cameroon volunteers!

Blog entry by Njeri Kabeberi | March 15, 2018

As I stepped out of the plane at the Yaounde international airport, the humid twenty-eight degree (28⁰ ) midday temperature engulfed  my face and though perspiring, it gave me the feeling of a warm welcome to the capital of Cameroon.

Illegal fishing - game over for repeat offenders

Blog entry by Pavel Klinckhamers | March 14, 2018

Greenpeace campaigner, Pavel Klinckhamers, looks out for fishing boats with binoculars from the Esperanza's monkey island. Sometimes, results of our work are not immediately visible, and lots of behind the scenes work and...

Pressing forward with Greenpeace Africa: gender parity worth emulating

Blog entry by Ngumfor Abinwi Ngwa | March 7, 2018

A question that keeps lurking in my mind in our competitive world is: “Does gender equality make the world a better place?” I will say YES! It’s saddening after how many years of women proving their worth to the world, that we keep...

Prisca Nafula Mayende: A Rural Activist Transforming Women’s Lives in Bungoma County

Blog entry by Hellen Dena | March 2, 2018

Prisca hails from a small village called Naigai in Bungoma County, Western Kenya. The  energetic mother of nine lives with her  husband and children on her 3.8 acre farm. Her husband works on another shamba (farm) owned by the family...

A little more on plastics

Blog entry by Chemitei Janet | February 27, 2018

Plastic bags - what's not to love about them. They are cheap and lightweight enough for us to put anything in them, from food to clothes and so much more. Plastics are more or less a part of us, objects we find it hard to part with.

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