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Greenpeace expresses condolences to the families of the victims

Blog entry by Irene Wabiwa Betoko | September 28, 2016

Greenpeace Africa wishes to express its sincere condolences to the victims of the violence that hit the Democratic Republic of Congo in September 2016 and their families. We sympathize with those who lost their loved ones and who...

Let's make it a green peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid and Jennifer Morgan | September 21, 2016

Today (21 September), around the globe, we mark Peace Day knowing that for many, peace is nowhere to be found. Not today. And unless things change dramatically, not any time soon. Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the Greenpeace...

Greenpeace turns 45!

Blog entry by Sphume Msomi | September 15, 2016

Today Greenpeace Celebrates its 45th anniversary. 45 years ago a group of men and women found in them the courage to establish what has now become an internationally renowned environmental organisation "There's a joke that says, in any...

Nuclear testing is not a path to security and peace

Blog entry by Bunny McDiarmid | August 29, 2016

Today marks the  International Day against Nuclear Tests.  Since 1945, more than 2000 nuclear tests have been carried out at more than 60 locations around the globe. Nuclear weapons were designed and tested to be the ultimate doomsday...

Rio Olympics: Why the opening ceremony’s spotlight on climate change matters

Blog entry by Diego Gonzaga | August 18, 2016

As a Brazilian, it saddens me to see so much bad press around my country now that the Olympics Games are happening. Two years ago, during the World Cup, it was a great conversation starter. People would ask if I was excited about it,...

News worth celebrating! Megadam in the heart of Amazon cancelled

Blog entry by Danicley Aguiar | August 8, 2016

This Wednesday, I had barely had breakfast when I was surprised by some absolutely amazing news: the Brazilian environmental agency – IBAMA – announced it would cancel the process for licensing the São Luiz do Tapajós (SLT) megadam in...

My vote will change the world

Blog entry by Sphume Msomi | August 1, 2016

I have voted once in my life, this will be the second vote I am casting, I will vote for the same political party as I did the first time I voted. Voting in 2016 is worth it. I am afraid but I can see the events are calling for my vote...

It’s election time! Since 1994, what progress?

Blog entry by Stanley Mbatha | August 1, 2016

Eish! Its Local Election time again… What do they mean to me? I have voted in every single election since 1994, it’s all about bread and butter issues unlike national elections. I remember voting for the first time, having been born...

Mandela, an instrument of hope

Blog entry by Spume Msomi | July 21, 2016

Yes, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was an incredible man. He lived his life with his fist constantly held up high ready for battle, fighting for the sustainability of all mankind, the Black, Colored, Indian living in South Africa. He...

Loud alarm bells for growth in environmental crime, who is listening?

Blog entry by Hilde Stroot | June 24, 2016

On the 4 th of June, on the eve of World Environment Day, UNEP and Interpol raised the alarm bells loudly: environmental crime is growing at an alarming pace, and has now become the world's fourth-largest crime after drug smuggling,...

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