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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...

Election 2014, is it worth talking about electricity?

Press release | April 15, 2014 at 13:31

15 April 2014, Greenpeace Africa host a press conference to focus on electricity supply and delivery ahead of the 2014 South African elections.

Huge Whale Meat Shipment Skips Port of Durban Because of South African Outrage

Press release | April 14, 2014 at 7:45

Durban, 13 April 2014 – The cargo ship Alma, carrying 2,000 tons of endangered fin whale meat from Iceland, has decided today not to enter the South African port of Durban. The ship is en route to Japan to deliver its condemnable cargo in Tokyo...

Statement of Senegalese small-scale fishermen on negotiations between the Senegalese...

Press release | March 13, 2014 at 14:45

We, Senegalese small-scale fishermen, from various backgrounds and professional organizations, met on February 26, 2014 in Mbour, under the auspices of the platform of traditional fishing stakeholders of Senegal...

Greenpeace supports Senegal’s artisanal fishermen decision to say "No" to the renewal...

Press release | March 13, 2014 at 14:42

Dakar, 11 March 2014 – Greenpeace today added its voice to support artisanal fishermen in Senegal following their call to the government not to renew the fishing agreement with the European Union, given the current fragile state of fisheries in...

Illegalities and human rights violations: the reality of the DRC’s logging sector

Press release | March 11, 2014 at 13:54

Kinshasa, 3 March 2014 - One year after the publication of a Greenpeace Africa report on the situation of the logging sector in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and the entry into force of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR), the DRC...

What is SA’s finance administration’s definition of sanity?

Press release | February 26, 2014 at 14:45

Reacting to Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech this afternoon, Shanaaz Nel, Response Campaigner for Greenpeace Africa said:

Greenpeace: Zuma breaks hearts with less than unrealistic energy plans

Press release | February 17, 2014 at 9:55

Reacting to President Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) last evening, Michael O’Brien-Onyeka, the Executive Director of Greenpeace Africa said:

Greenpeace: Zuma, add bold electricity plans to your SONA speech

Press release | February 12, 2014 at 10:43

Johannesburg, February 12, 2014 -- As South Africans count down to President Zuma’s fifth State of the Nation address this Thursday, Greenpeace urges the country’s leader to outline immediate steps to solve the urgent energy crisis that is...

“Say no to fraudulent fishing companies”, says Greenpeace

Press release | February 6, 2014 at 14:16

Dakar 06 February 2014 – Greenpeace has today called on African governments to intensify their oversight over Dongwon Industries after it was charged with defrauding the U.S. government. The largest fishing company in South Korea was accused of...

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