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Emergency global day of solidarity planned in 80 cities to free the Arctic 30

Press release | October 4, 2013 at 13:54

Johannesburg/Dakar– On Saturday October 5th, thousands of people in South Africa and Senegal will take part in an emergency global day of solidarity with the Arctic 30, organised by Greenpeace.

Stop building new coal-fired power stations to avoid climate chaos, says Greenpeace

Press release | September 27, 2013 at 12:29

Pretoria, 27 September 2013 – On the same day as the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) [1] releases its Fifth Assessment Report dealing with the science behind climate change (AR5) [2], activists from Greenpeace Africa have staged a...

Greenpeace Africa opposes stifling of free speech over Herakles Farms Project, Cameroon

Press release | September 26, 2013 at 9:00

Johannesburg -- Greenpeace Africa strongly disagrees with the decision of Cameroonian authorities to forbid local NGO Nature Cameroon from informing residents of the threats posed by Herakles Farms palm oil project to their livelihoods and...

Reactive: MV SMART coal dump in Richards Bay

Press release | September 11, 2013 at 14:28

The situation at Richards Bay clearly illustrates South Africa's continued coal addiction and shows that coal is dirty however it is used, and wherever it goes. The impacts of coal are often difficult to predict, but are usually devastating both...

West African fishing communities say “no” to monster-boats

Press release | September 9, 2013 at 15:24

Nouakchott, September 9th, 2013 - Fishermen's organizations and civil society have supported that predatory boats are not welcome in West African waters this Sunday in Nouakchott.

Cabinet decision on third mega coal-fired power station completely reckless:...

Press release | August 23, 2013 at 11:05

Johannesburg, 23 August 2013: Reacting to the news that cabinet has approved moving forward with the so-called ‘coal 3’ mega coal-fired power station[1], Greenpeace has said:

'Coal 3' Irresponsible

Press release | August 23, 2013 at 8:45

Greenpeace Africa's response to South African cabinet having approved a way forward on the so-called 'coal 3' mega coal-fired power station.

Ghana's decision to fight destructive overfishing timely

Press release | August 8, 2013 at 12:00

Greenpeace reacts to reports that the Ghanaian government has decided to fight vigorously against rampant looting and overfishing; and has subsequently imposed a fine of US dollars 3.1 million on 10 companies for illegal, unreported and...

US palm oil project would destroy endangered chimpanzee habitat in Cameroon

Press release | August 8, 2013 at 7:00

Johannesburg, 8 August 2013- The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a US company’s controversial plans to establish a palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.

Ship capsizes in Senegalese Marine Park

Press release | August 6, 2013 at 10:26

Dakar, August 5, 2013 - Greenpeace Africa calls on the government of Senegal to act swiftly to preserve protect the marine species of the National Park of Madeleine Island, after a Spanish purse seiner capsized in this protected marine area...

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