Blogs from around Africa.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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