Greenpeace Africa's Blog

Blogs from around Africa.

  • Activism for the Future

    Blogpost by Eugene Wankya, Rea Lekalakala and Diana Waters - September 8, 2014 at 17:04

    At the core of our work at Greenpeace Africa is our dedicated team of volunteers from across the continent. Often the first we turn to when we need an extra pair of hands, these individuals are fuelled by a passion that unites them, encouraging each o... Read more >

  • Pretty Green

    Blogpost by Michillay Brown - September 4, 2014 at 12:17

    My name is Michillay Brown, I am a 23 year old student living near the The Melville Koppies Nature Reserve and the Greenpeace Africa office, organizations that I am passionate and proud to be a part of.

    Like many other volunteers at Greenpeace Africa... Read more >

  • 7 reasons to claim water for life, not for coal

    Blogpost by Helena Meresman - September 2, 2014 at 15:27

    Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet's scarcest natural resources. Many people don't have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink.

    Yet, global water consumption by the power sector is growing; it'... Read more >

  • FSC puts business interests first

    Blogpost by Asti Roesle - August 27, 2014 at 16:41

    People on a Road in DRC Rainforest. 03/14/2008  © Thomas Einberger / argum / Greenpeace

    As a member of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) in Switzerland, as well as a Greenpeace campaigner focused on doing everything I can to protect our planet's last untouched forests, I am alarmed that FSC has already decided to allow Swiss-Ger... Read more >

  • Arrest of forest rights activists symbolic of what's wrong in India

    Blogpost by Aaron Gray-Block - August 1, 2014 at 16:06

    Peaceful Forest Protest in India. 02/27/2014 © Udit kulshrestha / Greenpeace

    It was just past midnight when Indian police hauled two Greenpeace India activists out of their sleep and arrested them this week as a crackdown on protests against a planned coal mine in the Mahan forest intensified.

    The arrests are the latest... Read more >

  • Thursday the 24th of July, marked the 100 days countdown to the start of the Last Desert Race in Antarctica. It also marked the start of my fundraising campaign in support of Greenpeace Africa linked to my participation in the race.

    As stated before,... Read more >

  • The New Scramble for Africa

    Blogpost by Susan Nakacwa - July 15, 2014 at 18:19

    Who should control African agriculture? That’s the fundamental question underlying the World Development Movement’s (WDM) latest set of infographics. They show how we’re experiencing a corporate takeover of Africa’s agricultural systems similar to the... Read more >

  • DRC's trees are endangered too

    Blogpost by Danielle Van Oijen - July 15, 2014 at 15:50

    Afrormosia Tree in Congo. 03/23/2007 © Greenpeace / Jiro Ose

    When one thinks of endangered species, the usual large animals spring to mind. Elephants, tigers, rhinos. And quite rightly they are the ones who get the lion's share of the attention at the meeting of the standing committee of the Convention on I... Read more >

  • Here's how we’ll eradicate Illegal Fishing in West Africa

    Blogpost by Ahmed Diamé - July 7, 2014 at 12:10

    My years as an oceans campaigner in Senegal have really allowed me to understand many facets of illegal fishing in this part of the world.  Along with the devastating effects it has on fishing communities, slashing jobs and the size of catches, it als... Read more >

  • Successful energy-efficient clay ovens in DRC

    Blogpost by Bianca Bolink - July 3, 2014 at 15:41

    In Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people in the DRC, people survive by hunting, fishing, and gathering wood from the rainforest. As with many forest communities in the DRC, the rainforest is both a pharmacy and supermarket.

    Without ... Read more >

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