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  • We are all "Thiof" defenders

    Blogpost by Philippe Ahodékon, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer - April 4, 2013 at 16:14

    Greenpeace's call for the preservation of the Senegalese "thiof" and the termination of its marketing by supermarkets, including the Casino Group, was a resounding success at the 14th International Fair of Agriculture and Animal Resources (FIARA ).

    D... Read more >

  • Solar energy: Africa's future

    Blogpost by Natasha Seck, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer - April 4, 2013 at 16:05

    Unlike fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil), solar energy is renewable and inexhaustible. However, despite the abundance of solar radiation, the continent is handicapped by insufficient  energy.

    Only 23% of the population (one in four people) have access ... Read more >

  • Finger Lickin’ Good News: KFC Pledges a Better Bucket

    Blogpost by Amy Moas - April 4, 2013 at 10:19

    We’ve got some good news for Indonesia’s rainforests, and the endangered tigers living there.

    Thanks to pressure from Greenpeace supporters around the globe, Yum! Brands, the largest restaurant company in the world and parent company of KFC, has re... Read more >

  • A (South African) Flag for the Future

    Blogpost by Margot Maritz - April 3, 2013 at 9:45

    Margot Maritz, a sixteen-year-old eco activist from Pretoria, was recently honoured for coming in the top 5 of our "Flag for the Future" competition. We asked Margot to write something for us about her awesome design, and this is her post:

    03 April 2013 Finalists flags in the "Flag for the Future" competition

    These were the short listed designs for the flag that will be planted on the seabed at the North Pole in April 2013. The flag designs were entered in the global competition "Flag For the Future." Margot's design is in the bottom right. Read more >

     
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  • The decision that Senegal, and Africa needs

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diame - March 28, 2013 at 11:54

    A message to Macky Sall, Senegalese President:

    Your Excellency:

    Greenpeace wishes to congratulate you for your decision to ban monster boats from accessing our precious Senegalese waters.

    Indeed, this is not only a courageous but also a critical de... Read more >

  • Deforestation is Dehumanisation

    Blogpost by Amir Bagheri, Greenpeace Africa Volunteer - March 25, 2013 at 11:20

    In many cases we tend to separate the well-being of the environment from the well-being of ourselves as a human species, not realising that a healthy environment is connected to human dignity, and therefore is a human right.

    On the 21st of March, the... Read more >

  • Coming together to stop nuclear weapons

    Blogpost by Jen Maman - March 25, 2013 at 9:01

    Earlier this month, more then 130 governments, UN agencies and the global Red Cross Movement met in Oslo at the invitation of the Norwegian government, to discuss the humanitarian, environmental and developmental consequences of nuclear explosions... Read more >

  • Did you know that nearly 95% of the water we consume is hidden in the food we eat, energy we use, and products and services we rely on.

    That’s not something a lot of people consider, but as we celebrate the 20th World Water Day on Friday, we should a... Read more >

  • Overfishing has no place in any of our oceans

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diame - March 15, 2013 at 13:09

    Today, fishing communities in the Netherlands and West Africa had their eyes set on Australia and the Abel Tasman “monster boat” – a ship more than twice the size of any fishing vessel to have ever fished in Australian waters.

    Barred from operating... Read more >

  • Consumer justice now!

    Blogpost by Dianne Mc Alpine - March 15, 2013 at 9:00

    Recently, British and South African consumers were rocked by news of horse and donkey meat being found in their meat products. This sparked outrage amongst consumer groups who demanded to know which products had been found to be contaminated and inspi... Read more >

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