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  • Fukushima: Taking lives

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - March 12, 2014 at 15:27

    The lives of hundreds of thousands of people continue to be affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, especially the 160 000 who fled their homes because of radioactive contamination, and continue to live in limbo without fair, just, and timely comp... Read more >

  • It wasn’t just a shout that reverberated across my country Senegal: it was so much more. It was a cry that erupted from artisanal fishermen, a chorus of "no" to the proposed fisheries agreement between the European Union and Senegal.

    From Senegal’s c... Read more >

  • #FreeAJStaff: The global campaign for freedom of expression

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - March 4, 2014 at 15:13

    Freedom of expression is a universal human right that affects all of us.

    As Greenpeace activists we affirm this right when we campaign to save the Congo Basin Rainforest from illegal logging, or when we take on industrial trawlers who are plundering ... Read more >

  • Tackling illegal logging should not be a yearly event

    Blogpost by Danielle van Oijen - March 4, 2014 at 9:49

    Anniversaries can vary in significance, both to people individually and to wider audiences. On paper, the first anniversary of the introduction of a piece of timber legislation might not be a birthday that is chalked up in many people’s calenda... Read more >

  • No fracking, thank you!

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - February 17, 2014 at 15:44

    Fracking, the process of blasting water, sand, and a cocktail of chemicals deep underground in order to get gas or oil or oil out of shale rock, has been a hotly debated subject for some time in Southern Africa. Groups such as Treasure the Karoo Actio... Read more >

  • My Journey With Greenpeace Africa

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - February 12, 2014 at 10:53

    When I stepped into Greenpeace back in October 2008, I was told I was the first African lady to join this organisation in Africa. I felt it was a continuation of the duty I started when I worked at Oxfam. With the latter, I was responding to humanitar... Read more >

  • Herakles Farms: "Investing in Africa"

    Blogpost by Brendan Schwartz - February 4, 2014 at 15:00

    Herakles Farms sign in Cameroon

    Herakles Farms is a gem of a company claiming to "invest" in "sustainable" agriculture in Africa, in particular in a forested corner of the South West region of Cameroon. It's a crowded market, but what makes them so different? What sets them ap... Read more >

  • Time to stop harassment of Cameroon’s NGOs

    Blogpost by Fiona Musana - January 31, 2014 at 7:51

    Many civil society groups in Africa have to work under a threat of intimidation on an almost daily basis. Far from the headlines, grassroots organizations across the continent are harassed, often violently by both the official and corporate world for ... Read more >

  • Don't bet on coal and oil growth

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - January 24, 2014 at 14:25

    A mind-boggling sum of about $800 for each person on the planet is invested into fossil fuel companies through the global capital markets alone. That’s roughly 10% of the total capital invested in listed companies. The amount of money invested into th... Read more >

  • Repeat offender – the Russian factory trawler seized by Senegal

    Blogpost by Greenpeace UK - January 15, 2014 at 14:21

    15 January 2014 Repeat offender – the Russian factory trawler seized by Senegal

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    Have you heard the one about Greenpeace controlling the French Navy? No, me neither. But you might be forgiven for being confused by some recent reports about the Russian trawler seized in West Africa.

    Pirate fishing is a big problem. Someti... Read more >

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