Blogs from around Africa.
Last week I was lucky enough to join the Esperanza (the largest vessel in the Greenpeace fleet) for just over 7 days. Most of the crew spend months at a time aboard the ship, so I really only got a taste of what life on the Esperanza is really like, b... Read more >
I have just got back from one of the most inspiring weeks of my life! As a fairly new part of the Greenpeace Africa team I had the opportunity to attend a week-long induction programme that takes place once a year to welcome new people to the organisa... Read more >
A Greenpeace boat tries to prevent whaling ship the Nisshin Maru refuelling in the Southern Ocean, 2008
In this day and age, commercial whaling is out-of-date and should be out-of-the-question. Sadly it isn’t, but maybe the news that the Japanese whaling fleet might be cutting short its stay in the Southern ocean is cause f... Read more >
The curtains of the World Social Forum (WSF) came down on the 11th of February at the Cheikh Anta Diop university of Dakar after a week-long opportunity for Civilsociety, religious groups, and other NGOs to network, create partnerships and most of all... Read more >
The days following the opening ceremony of the World Social forum were relatively calm at the Cheikh Anta Diop university of Dakar.
The huge burst from civil society and NGOs experienced on the opening of the Forum naturally slowed into actual negoti... Read more >
A baby orang-utan plays at the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS). Orang-utan habitat is being destroyed through the clearing of Indonesian rainforest by the palm oil and pulp and paper industries. Read more >
Last year Golden Agri Resources' (GAR) biggest claim to fame was being the palm oil arm of notorious forest destroyer Sinar Mas group, Indonesia's largest palm oil and pulp and paper supplier. This is the same company who ...
Since we started our campaign in February 2010, over 600,000 Greenpeace supporters like you have called on Facebook to unfriend coal and embrace renewables to power their massive data centres. Thank you.
Just last week, I... Read more >
It was 2.00am on Sunday morning when I arrived Dakar. To the ordinary Dakar dweller it was an unusual hour for hustle and bustle. But hustle and bustle it was at the Leopold Sedar Senghor international airport as thousands made the trip for the 11th ...
Severe drought could turn the Amazon rainforest into a source of carbon emissions contributing to climate change, rather than a carbon sink absorbing emissions.
This is one of the alarming findings of a new study f... Read more >
On December 22, 2010 - the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) acknowledged and publicly apologised for embezzlement within the whaling industry. An official from the powerful agency gave a bow of apology on national television and explained that five off... Read more >
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