Blogs from around Africa.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
The Arctic is under threat. As you read this, oil companies and politicians are plotting to carve up the icy north, extending their national territories and searching for drill sites. But with your help, we can draw a line in the ice and put the Ar... Read more >
Nick Mokobane, Helen Hansen, Pablo Bullrich, Fenton Lutunataba, Harmony Lambert, Seychelle Collard and Sean Lang
I cannot believe tonight is officially my last nightwatch shift here in Rio onboard the Rainbow Warrior. It has been an incredible, informative and inspiring stay here. An experience filled with many sweet and bitter moments.
Firstly, it has... Read more >
I'm in Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people who live deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Here people survive by hunting, farming, fishing, and gathering from the rainforest. For this community, the rainforest is both a su... Read more >
Over the past couple of days, Greenpeace activists and supporters in seven countries, from South Africa to Hong Kong, have been busy pasting huge ‘Detox posters’ on the windows of their local G-Star Raw stores.
© Shayne Robinson / Greenpeace
The reason: G-Star Raw is try... Read more >
Today is international World Environment Day, and what better way to celebrate than with the launch of an updated strategy for powering the planet with clean, reliable, renewable energy!
The latest version of Greenpeace’s Energy [R]evolution scenar... Read more >
The Congo basin is home to the world’s second largest rainforest. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places on earth, with incredibly rich biodiversity, it’s also a vital source of food, medicine, and other basic services for more than 40 millio... Read more >
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