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Funeral Procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of...

Press release | March 23, 2017 at 10:35

Pretoria, 23 March 2017 – Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African...

Greenpeace reveal new cases of bad fishing practices in West Africa

Press release | March 13, 2017 at 17:06

Nouakchott, Mauritania, 13 March 2017 - Greenpeace today presented the results of 10 days of research on fishing practices along the West African coast to the Mauritanian Minister of Fisheries & Maritime Economy, the Minister of Environment &...

Greenpeace Africa response to the coal truck driver strike action in Tshwane

Press release | March 2, 2017 at 8:47

Johannesburg, March 1 2017 – Chaos has descended upon the capital city as truck drivers brought the city to a halt. Coming together under the leadership of the Coal Transporters Forum, the drivers have expressed grave concern over what they call...

Greenpeace condemns deportation of French filmmaker and cancellation of employee’s...

Press release | March 1, 2017 at 9:36

Kinshasa, 1 March 2017 - Greenpeace Africa is shocked by the deportation of a French filmmaker and the cancellation of the visa of a Greenpeace employee by the authorities of the Democratic Republic of Congo following a filming trip in the...

Greenpeace ship MY Esperanza sails into West Africa waters

Press release | February 24, 2017 at 11:30

Praia, 24th February 2017. The Greenpeace ship My Esperanza has today docked at the port of Praia in Cape Verde. For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States - Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra...

SA pays the price: The Denton Deception

Press release | February 22, 2017 at 11:16

February 22th 2017, Johannesburg: Reacting to the release of the “real” Denton report, Greenpeace Africa Senior Political Advisor Happy Khambule has said: “Not only have South Africans been deceived and stolen from by Eskom but there has been an...

Climate change and a failing food system open the door to the armyworm pest

Press release | February 14, 2017 at 16:13

The fall armyworm has reared its ugly head in Africa wreaking havoc across the continent, destroying the maize crop which was much anticipated after droughts of the previous years. The armyworm pest is now present in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania,...

Donors dish out millions while the DRC government ups the moratorium breaches

Press release | February 1, 2017 at 15:05

Kinshasa, 1st February 2017: Greenpeace Africa has today revealed further breaches to the 2002 moratorium on industrial logging titles by top Congolese government officials. Barely a month after these breaches the Central African Forest...

180,000 people call on the president of cameroon to end SGSOC palm oil plantation

Press release | December 21, 2016 at 16:07

Yaounde, 21 December 2016 - Today, a petition was submitted to the President of Cameroon, asking him not to renew the palm oil plantation grant to Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC) in the South-West Region. This petition is...

Greenpeace condemns appointment of Matshela Koko as Acting Eskom CEO

Press release | December 1, 2016 at 16:15

01 December 2016, Johannesburg: Reacting to the news that Matshela Koko has been appointed by Minister Lynne Brown as Eskom’s Acting CEO with effect from today, Melita Steele, Senior Climate and Energy Campaign Manager for Greenpeace Africa has said:

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