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  • Living for a cause

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - August 8, 2012 at 11:59

    This November marks three years since I was appointed Executive Director of Greenpeace International. Coming to Greenpeace represented an opportunity for me to actually be part of an organisation that has taken, and continues to take a leadersh... Read more >

  • Wrong Project, Wrong Place: Palm Oil Plantation Sparks Anger in Cameroon

    Blogpost by Filip Verbelen, Greenpeace International - July 25, 2012 at 13:13

    26 July 2012 Oil Palm Nursery in Cameroon

    The Fabe Nursery, run illegally by Herakles Farm through its subsidiary SGSOC (SG Sustainable Oil Cameroon) since a Judge issued an injunction to stop all operations in august 2011. People working here were promised by the company boots and hats, but got nothing. They were also promised that a water pump would be set up, but instead they are still carrying water on their heads for more than a year. © Jan-Joseph Stok / Greenpeace

     

    Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil being used increasingly by the commercial food industry, and also a key ingredient in some biofuels. Global demand is rocketing and large corporations are seeing it as the next big thing, grabbing ... Read more >

  • Madiba: My ongoing inspiration

    Blogpost by Nick Mokabane - July 20, 2012 at 12:32

    What would you do if 22 years into serving a life sentence, you were given an opportunity to be released from prison?

    That was the offer made to Nelson Mandela in 1985, and all he had to do to secure his release from prison was to denounce his strugg... Read more >

  • Loud and Clear: Solar Radio Launch Success!

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - July 16, 2012 at 11:14 2 comments

    In the days just before we launched the new Solar Powered radio station, the village of Oshwe was abuzz. People were walking around, radio glued to their ear, trying their best to catch the frequency that our engineers were still fine-tuning. They wer... Read more >

  • Our Victories Continue

    Blogpost by Bakary Koulibaly - July 12, 2012 at 9:51 2 comments

    The last few months have seen a string of victories for our oceans campaign in West Africa – and the most recent is just as sweet.

    Two months ago the newly elected Senegalese government cancelled 29 licenses previously granted to foreign industrial t... Read more >

  • A World of Wild Weather

    Blogpost by Mike Baillie - July 11, 2012 at 12:28

    Stories of extreme weather events are almost a daily feature of news headlines around the world. Droughts, wildfires, heat waves, severe and widespread flooding: wild weather is becoming the new normal, and climate experts say these episodes are a pre... Read more >

  • Scrap Proposed Oil Exploration in Virunga National Park -- World Heritage Committee

    Blogpost by Irene Wabiwa, Forests Campaigner, Greenpeace Afric - July 5, 2012 at 15:26

    Last week the World Heritage Committee (WHC) called upon governments and oil companies to stop the proposed oil exploration in Virunga National Park in the DRC, during its annual meeting in St. Petersburg. But given the unresponsiveness of the DRC gov... Read more >

  • It’s SUNiversity time in Oshwe, DRC

    Blogpost by Augustine Kasambule - July 5, 2012 at 9:02

    Oshwe is a small forest community deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Although administratively classified as an urban area, it has all the characteristics of a rural community.

    It is supplied with manufactured goods, including petrol and ... Read more >

  • Greenpeace Africa honoured for dedication to the protection of fisheries in Senegal

    Blogpost by Bakary Coulibaly - June 26, 2012 at 13:20

    This week, Greenpeace Africa was given an award at the first edition of "Alouwas" of Education, whose theme was "Educating Today for Tomorrow".

    The "Alouwas" of Education is an initiative to reward men and women who have distinguished themselves for ... Read more >

  • 22 June 2012

    A man washes his hands from a water tank at the Vivo informal settlement near the disused Durban Deep mine in Roodepoort on Johannesburg's West Rand. Local communities in South Africa, already struggling for access to water, may lose their water rights to make way for mines. Read more >

    It’s a little known fact that South Africa has some of the best quality water in the world – for those who have access to it, and can afford to pay for it. But the country is facing a looming water conflict, and coal is right in the middle of ...

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