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Conviction of Nasako Besingi: judicial harassment and violation of freedom of...

Press release | January 22, 2016 at 17:14

Yaounde, January 22: Greenpeace Africa is alarmed by the judicial harassment against a prominent environmental activist and human rights defender. Yesterday, Nasako Besingi was sentenced to pay 25,000 FCFA in fines and more than 400,000 FCFA in...

Greenpeace reaction following the plastic bag ban in Senegal

Press release | January 21, 2016 at 10:57

Following the ban of certain type of plastique bags in Senegal, Marie Suzanne Traoré, Ocean Campaigner for Greenpeace Africa, declares:

050 - New DR Congo legislation undermines COP pledges on forest protection

Press release | December 17, 2015 at 13:25

Kinshasa, December 17 2015 - A damaging new forest law in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will threaten the livelihoods of communities and contradicts all the public promises made by the government at the recent COP 21 climate summit in...

Greenpeace Africa reacts to verdict on DR Congo torture case in Yalisika

Press release | December 16, 2015 at 14:16

Kinshasa, 16 December 2015 - Five policemen and soldiers have finally been convicted for their role in a vicious attack against community members protesting against an industrial logging company in a Congolese village in 2011, but many involved...

Civil society unanimously contest Nuclear EIA, while Ministers who speak out against...

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 18:00

14 December 2015, Johannesburg: In the midst of Nene's shocking axe from cabinet, most probably because Treasury openly questioned the risky nuclear procurement process, civil society has pushed back on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact...

Kumi Naidoo of Greenpeace Responds to Final Climate Deal

Press release | December 14, 2015 at 10:22

Reacting to the Paris Agreement at the conclusion of COP21, Greenpeace International executive director Kumi Naidoo said: “It sometimes seems that the countries of the United Nations can unite on nothing, but nearly two hundred countries have...

Greenpeace expects big action from the big economies at the Climate Summit

Press release | November 30, 2015 at 15:07

Johannesburg, 30 November, 2015 - As world leaders set out their response to climate change today in Paris, Greenpeace is calling on the leaders of the G7 and the BRICS countries to do more to transform their energy systems, and to switch to 100...

China could lead global fight against illegal logging in the Congo Basin

Press release | November 24, 2015 at 11:00

Johannesburg, November 24, 2015 – The transformation of the Congo Basin timber trade into one significantly influenced by twenty key Chinese trading companies offers a golden opportunity to contribute significantly to tackle illegal logging in...

Opportunity Knocks

Press release | November 24, 2015 at 11:00

The Missed Opportunities by China, EU and US to address the global trade of Congo Basin’s illegal timber - Addressing the “Calculated Ignorance” by influential Chinese Importers.

Cameroonian environmental activist pursued in the courts as palm oil company...

Press release | November 18, 2015 at 9:00

Yaoundé November 17 2015 - An internationally-renowned environmental human rights defender continues to be pursued in the courts in Cameroon for no crime other than defending his own community’s land rights. Meanwhile the very company he is...

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