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  • Congo logging chaos leaves people and bonobos at the sharp end

    Blogpost by Raoul Monsembula - May 26, 2015 at 11:24

    A Cotrefor personnel truck in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). 08/14/2014 © Clément Tardif / Greenpeace

    "Chaos" and "chaotic" are frequently - perhaps even overly - used words. One dictionary definition is a "total lack of organisation or order". That can be said certainly of the industrial logging sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Co... Read more >

  • His Excellency Mr. Ambassador, should we act or react?

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - May 21, 2015 at 20:06


    After the publication of the new report entitled "Scam on the African Coast: The Hidden Face of Chinese and Joint-Venture Vessels’ Tonnage Fraud in Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Guinea" by Greenpeace Africa, the Chinese Ambassador in Senegal, His Ex... Read more >

  • The Politics of Food, When African Nations Become Heroes

    Blogpost by Shanaaz Nel - May 12, 2015 at 11:34

    This is a simple beginning to a very thorny story. In the foot hills of many communities are the major makers of food for every citizen, local and global. The hero in this story has extraordinary super being power, has the will power to wake up each m... Read more >

  • For the future of fisheries in West-Africa

    Blogpost by Prudence Wanko - May 7, 2015 at 12:59

    By Prudence Wanko

    In order to see fisheries reborn, West African States must take up their responsibility to eradicate all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, including a practice which is slowly killing a collapsing sector:... Read more >

  • Whose Responsibility Is It?

    Blogpost by Ahmed DIAME - May 6, 2015 at 12:25

    When will we see a renewal of West African fisheries laws?

    A few weeks ago, television channels worldwide showed, in a loop, what is now called the "tragedy of the Mediterranean". The lifeless bodies, of at least 800 young Africans, including women... Read more >

  • Celebrating Ecologically Farmed Food in Nairobi

    Blogpost by Taahir Chagan - April 20, 2015 at 9:59

    On the 25th of April we will celebrate ecologically farmed food in all its splendour by hosting a fun food fair in the heart of Nairobi at Central Park.

    We will have an authentic Kenyan Cook-off contest, where the budding chefs will be challenged to ... Read more >

  • Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 5

    Blogpost by Samkelo Ndongeni - April 10, 2015 at 13:21

    01 March 2015

    Since I was doing the gangway watch I slept during the morning. I woke up at 10h: 00am to go to Mongrove nature reserve at Umngeni municipality. I was amazed to find out that the nature reserve was once a military base and a shooting ra... Read more >

  • Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 4

    Blogpost by ltsotets - April 10, 2015 at 13:11

    27 February 2015

    Today I cleaned the alley ways and stairways. We set up the sails at the helideck and at the bow. We then had a press conference by the conference room. We set up tables and chairs at the helideck for the major donor dinner. There wa... Read more >

  • Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 3

    Blogpost by Samkelo Ndongeni - April 10, 2015 at 12:59

    24 February 2015

    I started the day by cleaning the mess room. After cleaning I went to the deck to clean the grease from the sail winches. I sealed some open tubes at the bow with denzo tape. We then had lunch then after we launched the both of the... Read more >

  • Tales from Rainbow Warrior the third - part 2

    Blogpost by Samkelo Ndongeni - April 10, 2015 at 12:34

    20 February 2015

    We arrived in P.E at 09h: 00am and we received a warm welcome from local boats and divers. The port pilot boarded our ship at 10h: 00am and we were ready to dock. I assisted Juano and Catarina at the bow with the mooring ropes for ... Read more >

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