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Forced eviction by Kenya threatens indigenous communities' human rights and ancestral...

Press release | January 8, 2014 at 13:44

7 January 2014 - The Kenyan government has sent police troops to Embobut forest area (in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Western Kenya) to forcefully evict thousands of the indigenous inhabitants of the Sengwer and Cherangany communities from their...

Greenpeace response to the arrest of the Russian vessel "Oleg Naydenov" in Senegalese...

Press release | January 7, 2014 at 12:21

Greenpeace has been made aware of media reports on the arrest of the Russian trawler Oleg Naydenov by Senegalese authorities in response to suspected illegal fishing in the Senegalese EEZ detected by a French military plane on December 23. We...

Greenpeace members take on the Cape-to-Rio Yacht Race

Press release | January 6, 2014 at 11:41

Cape Town, January 1, 2014 -- Three generations of the Horton Family including Colin Horton 78, his daughter Belinda Horton (the Skipper) and her son Francois (25) plus Ken Botwood (70) will today crew their yacht ‘Ava’, which at 31’, is the...

Russian parliament votes for amnesty for Arctic 30

Press release | December 18, 2013 at 10:14

Johannesburg, 18 December 2013 - The Greenpeace activists who spent two months in jail after a peaceful protest in the Arctic have expressed relief after the Russian parliament voted to grant them amnesty. But they also declared: "There is no...

Greenpeace Response to Resignation of Eskom CEO

Press release | December 5, 2013 at 14:56

Responding to the resignation of Brian Dames, Eskom CEO, Greenpeace Africa said:

Scientists say Senegal’s president Macky Sall needs to push for better fisheries in...

Press release | December 5, 2013 at 9:30

Dakar, December 5, 2013 - Today, 16 west African and international scientists called on Senegalese President Macky Sall to proactively push for better governance of fisheries in West Africa.

Germany seizes Congolese wood in strongest EU action yet against illegal timber trade

Press release | November 27, 2013 at 13:02

Johannesburg, 27 November 2013 – German authorities have seized two batches of illegal timber from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The seizure is the strongest case of enforcement of an EU law banning the trade in illegally sourced timber...

Greenpeace and the Oakland Institute: Cameroon, Herakles land lease signature is an...

Press release | November 26, 2013 at 12:05

Greenpeace Africa and the Oakland Institute are alarmed by the decision of the Cameroonian government to award US agribusiness company Herakles Farms a three year provisional land lease to develop a palm oil plantation in the South West region of...

Eskom up to win Worst Corporation of 2013

Press release | November 26, 2013 at 10:30

Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 November 2013 – Eskom, which supplies 90% of South Africa’s electricity needs through its 18 coal-fired power stations, is in the running to win the international award for this year’s worst corporation in the...

Human rights organisations join Greenpeace and artisanal fishermen to demand the...

Press release | November 16, 2013 at 17:30

Dakar, November 16, 2013 – Human rights organisations - Amnesty Senegal, the African Assembly for the Defence of Human Rights (RADDHO), the Senegalese Human Rights League, as well as artisanal fishermen and Greenpeace this Saturday, mobilized in...

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