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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...

Trafigura fine a set-back for Africa’s environmental justice

Press release | November 21, 2012 at 13:55

Johannesburg, 20, November 2012 -- Greenpeace Africa condemns the derisory fine levelled on Trafigura Beheer BV as part of a plea bargain. The Dutch company and its chairman Dauphin had been charged with illegally exporting waste to Cote d’Ivoire...

Cancellation of illegal logging concessions in the DRC a critical first step, but not...

Press release | October 13, 2016 at 12:19

Kinshasa, Thursday 13 October 2016 - Greenpeace Africa welcomes the formal cancellation of three concessions illegally awarded in 2015, published in the “Journal Official” (official state journal of the DRC) on 15 September 2016.

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Page | October 4, 2016 at 13:27

With our partners, we have been fighting the Herakles Farms/ SGSOC palm oil plantation for years.

Bypassing the moratorium on the allocation of new industrial logging concessions in...

Publication | June 5, 2012 at 10:10

Greenpeace urges the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government to cancel the artisanal permits that are being used for industrial logging operations, an illegal practice that clearly circumvents the moratorium on new industrial logging...

SGSOC'S Social Investments

Publication | December 15, 2016 at 14:26

In 2009, Sithe Global Sustainable Oils Cameroon (SGSOC) signed an agreement to develop an oil palm plantation in Cameroon’s Southwest region. At the time, the project was known as Herakles Farms – the name of the US investor which withdrew in...

DRC donors release 40million dollars after illegal award of 4000km2 of forest

Publication | February 7, 2017 at 13:27

Only a month after he was forced to cancel three logging concession contracts that his predecessor signed last year in violation of a 2002 freeze on new allocations, DRC’s ex-Environment Minister Robert Bopolo Mbongeza awarded a new permit to an...

UNESCO fails to protect Cameroon’s Dja Reserve from multiple threats including the...

Feature story | August 23, 2016 at 9:54

Cameroon’s Dja Faunal Reserve, created in 1950, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 due to its outstanding plant and wildlife biodiversity. The Reserve constitutes habitat for fourteen species of primate including Western Lowland...

How the DRC government has secretly breached it's own logging moratorium

Publication | July 12, 2016 at 11:03

In a snub to international donors, the DRC government has violated a moratorium on the allocation of new industrial logging concessions in place since 2002. Now the Minister of Environmental, Conservation of Nature and Sustainable Development...

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