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The Future of Forest Resources in the Oshwe Territory, Bandundu Province

Feature story | June 1, 2010 at 8:20

Kinshasa, 10 May 2010 – On 26-28 April 2010, Greenpeace held a Forum in Oshwe (Bandundu Province) on “The Future of Forest in the Oshwe Territory, Bandundu Province”, bringing together key civil society groups and forest communities.

Greenpeace witnesses DRC’s Oshwe Communities Protest Against Logging Company

Press release | September 23, 2010 at 11:23

Kinshasa, September 22, 2010: Greenpeace urges the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to clean up the industrial logging sector and to stop its expansion. This call echoes that of hundreds of community representatives from Oshwe...

Loud and Clear: Solar Radio Launch Success!

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule | July 16, 2012

In the days just before we launched the new Solar Powered radio station, the village of Oshwe was abuzz. People were walking around, radio glued to their ear, trying their best to catch the frequency that our engineers were still...

It’s SUNiversity time in Oshwe, DRC

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule | July 5, 2012

Oshwe is a small forest community deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Although administratively classified as an urban area, it has all the characteristics of a rural community. It is supplied with manufactured goods,...

Keeping the home fires burning (efficiently)

Blog entry by Augustine Kasambule | June 14, 2012

I'm in Oshwe, a small forest community of around 22 000 people who live deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Here people survive by hunting, farming, fishing, and gathering from the rainforest. For this community, the...

Coming Soon: Sun-Powered Forest Radio

Blog entry by Michael Baillie, Augustine Kasambule | March 15, 2012

Oshwe is a forest community of around 22 000 people living deep in the indigenous rainforests of the DRC. Ringed by thick foliage and rivers, it can only be reached by plane from Kinshasa. There is no electricity in Oshwe, and no...

Protest in Oshwe, DRC

Image | September 23, 2010 at 12:32

Community representatives hold signs outside a three-day community meeting organised by logging giant SODEFOR. Having been the victim of many broken SODEFOR promises in the past, participants were skeptical about the company’s commitment to make...

Demonstration against SODEFOR

Image | September 23, 2010 at 12:25

Community representatives demonstrating outside a three-day community meeting organised by SODEFOR in Oshwe, Democratic Republic of Congo. Marching from the town to the conference hall, the demonstrators showed how fed up they were by chanting...

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