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Blogs from around Africa.

  • Communities, like rainforests, take many years to develop into rich, interconnected and vibrant systems. And, like rainforests, communities can also be fragmented in a fraction of the time that they took to grow.

    The stakes could not be higher, the... Read more >

  • Cameroon’s chimps find themselves in palm oil’s firing line

    Blogpost by Jan Cappelle - August 8, 2013 at 9:30

    In hindsight, it was always evident that visiting the Cameroonian rainforest at the height of rainy season would present a unique set of problems.

    Scrabbling up a steep bank of mud, dripping with a combination of sweat and rain, arms and legs aching ... Read more >

  • It’s Getting Hot in Here: Time to Press the Reset Button on Climate Change

    Blogpost by Michael O'brien Onyeka, GPAf Executive Director - August 2, 2013 at 7:46

    I’m sitting in my office in full winter wear – heavy jacket, gloves, the works. But suddenly it gets too warm and I have to take all of these off. It leaves me baffled, are we in winter, summer, spring or what?  In confusion and frustration, I can’t h... Read more >

  • Let’s start talking about tuna

    Blogpost by Diane Mc Alpine - July 29, 2013 at 9:33

    Because I work for Greenpeace, my friends often ask me questions about climate change, recycling, overfishing, and the myriad other problems facing our planet. I’m always happy to answer anything I can, because I firmly believe that a part of the prob... Read more >

  • Cutting to the truth on Congo Basin deforestation

    Blogpost by Danielle Van Oijen - July 26, 2013 at 12:43

    Virunga National Park, DRC. 10/11/2012 © Greenpeace / Jan-Joseph Stok

    The Congo Basin is home to the second largest tropical rain-forested area on earth. New research publicised this week suggests that the rate of deforestation in the region is actually slowing. 

    However this message does not reflect current science ... Read more >

  • “Walk The Talk” of investing in our youth

    Blogpost by Lerato Tsotetsi - July 15, 2013 at 15:17

    The The stats are big: South Africa has some of the best renewable energy potential in the world; 12 million South Africans do not have access to a secure supply of electricity; 3.2 million young people in our country are unemployed and looking for wo... Read more >

  • 09 July 2013 Olusosum Dump Site

    Piles of rubbish at the Olusosum dump site. The site is government run by the agency Lagos Waste Management Authority ( LAWMA ) and is one of 6 sites taking in general waste from all over Lagos. E-waste is not allowed on site, but some does appear from the general waste collected. Local people make a living out of collecting and selling the waste for recycling. Some of the people live on site, too poor to pay for accommodation elsewhere. © Greenpeace / Kristian Buus

     

    Do you recognise this image – the drawer on the far side of the desk that you never really open anymore, and when you do, it budges centimetre by centimetre because you’ve stuffed it so full with old batteries, bits of cellphones and all the... Read more >

  • Building a global anti-coal movement

    Blogpost by Melita Steele - June 29, 2013 at 7:44

    More than 90% of South Africa’s electricity already comes from dirty, dangerous coal. So really, every time we use electricity, we are burning coal.

    But burning coal is one of the most destructive practices on the planet: polluting our air, wasting... Read more >

  • Runaway forest fires show how RSPO is not enough

    Blogpost by Bustar Maitar - June 28, 2013 at 10:45

    Forest Fires in Sumatra © Ulet  Ifansasti / Greenpeace

    The forest fires that have set Sumatra ablaze and engulfed the region with record-breaking air pollution remind us that forest destruction is very real. It’s a problem with global effects and demands global solutions. That is why Greenpeace is h... Read more >

  • Resolute’s lawsuit for $7 million aims to silence criticism

    Blogpost by Greenpeace Canada - June 21, 2013 at 12:22
    Greenpeace Canada promised today that it would not be silenced by a $7 million defamation lawsuit by the country’s largest logging company, Resolute Forest Products (TSX: RFP).

    Backed by a growing number of social justice, freedom of speech and e... Read more >

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