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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...

International civil society alarmed by Conviction of Cameroonian environmental human...

Press release | November 5, 2015 at 13:52

Cameroonian authorities must stop the repression of environmental human rights defender according to an international coalition of six environmental and human rights organizations, which includes Greenpeace Africa, the Environmental Investigation...

Germany forest development aid needs to benefit local communities, report says

Press release | October 22, 2015 at 7:00

Hamburg, 22 October 2015 More action is needed, if communities in poor forested countries are to fully benefit from German bilateral aid targeted at forest conservation and protection, a new study finds.

Pressure mounts against GMOs as Kenya celebrates World Food Day

Press release | October 15, 2015 at 11:52

Nakuru, 15th October, 2015: This World Food Day, all roads lead to the magnificent Nakuru County in Kenya’s rift valley region; where a demonstration and a public debate have been organised to challenge the push for the introduction of...

Hosting SAIREC gives Africa an opportunity to fully back renewable energy says...

Press release | October 4, 2015 at 9:25

Cape Town, 4 October 2015: The opening of the four-day South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC)[1], offers African states an opportunity to increase their renewable energy targets and make commitments towards building...

United action needed to stem illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin

Press release | September 9, 2015 at 10:39

Durban, 9 September 2015 –Congo Basin governments and their main timber trading partners must take concrete action to tackle illegal logging according to Greenpeace Africa. During the 14th edition of the World Forestry Congress in Durban,...

Greenpeace activists lock down gigantic Trojan horse

Press release | July 25, 2015 at 10:23

Pretoria 25 August 2015: Today, Greenpeace activists confronted the Minister of Energy by locking themselves down to a four metre high wooden nuclear ‘Trojan Horse’[1] outside the Department of Energy headquarters in Pretoria. The activists are...

Aid donors' flagship investment deal causing hardship and displacement in Tanzania

Press release | June 17, 2015 at 15:00

Oakland/Johannesburg/London, June 17 - Norfund, the UK aid department, and Capricorn are funding the British company Agrica’s industrial rice plantation in Mngeta, Tanzania, which is destroying the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, driving them...

DR Congo’s logging companies and international timber traders continue to profit from...

Press release | May 26, 2015 at 13:00

Kinshasa, May 26 - Logging violations, disenfranchised local communities, the cutting of endangered tree species without valid authorisation, destruction of threatened Bonobo habitat and worldwide export of suspect timber. These are just some...

“Donors can do more to support small-scale farmers and ecological farming in Africa”

Press release | May 20, 2015 at 11:53

Milan, Italy, 20 May 2015 - Foundations and international donors can play a greater role in providing assistance to scale-up ecological farming initiatives in Africa, according to a report released today by Greenpeace Africa. The report entitled...

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