Publications

Greenpeace Africa responds to the cancellation of oil blocks in Salonga National Park, urging similar decisions to be taken in Virunga and the rest of the Cuvette Centrale threatened by oil blocks

July 2021

On Monday the UNESCO World Heritage Committee decided to remove Salonga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Greenpeace appalled by inaction in protecting Kenya’s rivers

July 2021

Nairobi, 5th July 2021- In response to the media report of the Thwake dam water being declared unfit for human use Greenpeace Africa Campaigner, Amos Wemanya has said:

A Belgian Concessionaire In Congo’s Forest, Again

June 2021

Just as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was trying last year to launch its first land-use planning reform, the then Environment Minister Claude Nyamugabo sealed the fate of a…

The establishment of the Chinese fishmeal factory will contribute to decreasing the supply of fish for local consumption.

May 2021

We have observed in recent years an increasing presence of Chinese distant water fleets in the West African coasts despite their reputation for ruining and polluting everything in the waters.…

NEMA Shifts Blame on Protecting Lake Victoria and Lake Nakuru

May 2021

The National Environmental Management Authority has confirmed that their mandate to safeguard the health of citizens remains critical and essential. They however remain non-committal in protecting Lake Victoria and Nakuru.

SSA supports Sasol to drive climate change: Greenpeace Africa

May 2021

This morning, news reports emerged that the State Security Agency (SSA) will lend itself to companies such as MTN and Sasol as they expand their business. In response, Greenpeace Africa…

Our Okavango, our choice.

May 2021

Your child or grandchild will beg you to take a trip to the Okavango Delta, Kavango parks and the World Heritage sites there. What will you tell your child? We…

The Department of Environment, Forest, Fisheries (DEFF) needs to look no further than itself for the source of the sulphur dioxide stench.

May 2021

The foul stench experienced by Gauteng residents in February 2021 is not a new occurrence, and it most certainly will not be the last. Minister Barbara Creecy has ensured that.

One Man’s Journey to Save the Okavango

May 2021

The Okavango Basin is an endorheic basin that covers an area of over 2.5 million km2 across Namibia, Angola and Botswana. The basin, which includes the Okavango Delta, is one…

Africa does not need the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline.

May 2021

We are living in a climate crisis fuelled by fossil fuels, which may have catastrophic impacts on the African continent. Yet, in the midst of this, the Ugandan and Tanzanian…

Greenpeace Africa reacts to the Biden Leaders Summit on Climate

April 2021

With the US President Joe Biden’s ‘Leaders Summit’ underway and five African Presidents at the table, Greenpeace Africa is highlighting what leaders in Africa and around the world need to…

Deutsche Bank must end its Sustainability Farce in Central Africa

April 2021

For the second time in 12 months, Deutsche Bank is about to violate its own Environmental and Social Policy Framework. By mid-2021, the bank is expected to transfer the second…

Greenpeace Africa comments on meeting of African Development Bank and African Heads of State

April 2021

Yesterday, the African Development Bank consulted with African Heads of State seeking advice on how to accelerate climate adaptation. In response, Greenpeace Africa has said:

The polluted lakes of Kenya

April 2021

Water, a source of life, is slowly becoming the source of multiple illnesses and death in Kenya. This has been attributed to the excessive pollution of natural water resources such…

A good day for people and for the ocean:” Greenpeace lauds Gambia’s government for stopping the expansion of major fishmeal and fish oil plant

April 2021

Greenpeace Africa welcomes the Gambian government's decision, which comes only days after Greenpeace Africa and Gambian environmental activists have condemned the expansion of the Golden Lead factory. Such plants are…

Pollution is destroying Lake Nakuru

March 2021

Nakuru used to be known as the flamingo town, but not any more. Thousands of flamingos have migrated to other areas. With the rise of population in Nakuru, flora and…

Committed Political Leadership and Regional Cooperation Needed to Address Africa’s Climate Emergency.

March 2021

Climate change and COVID-19 continue to wreak havoc upon communities in Africa. Droughts, floods, cyclones, and locust invasions have caused far reaching damage to communities, livelihoods, ecosystems and infrastructure.

Greenpeace Africa responds to reports of violence against Student protestors

March 2021

With non-violence at the core of our value system, Greenpeace Africa is disheartened by the violence displayed by the South African Police Service (SAPS) against student protesters in Braamfontein.

20 Things to take from 2020

December 2020

In many obvious ways, the past year is a period that would best be forgotten. A once-in-a-century pandemic that brought with it a high death toll and sickness, loneliness and…

The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for the third year in a row

December 2020

Manila, Philippines - The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé are ranked as the world’s top plastic polluters for the 3rd consecutive year according to Break Free From Plastic‘s report “BRANDED…

Greenpeace Report: Intensifying weather events threaten the most vulnerable in Africa

November 2020

A Greenpeace scientific report released today reveals that extreme weather events such as heatwaves, floods and intense rain are increasing in intensity, frequency and severity across many parts of Africa

Greenpeace Reacts to Reports of Oil in Pregnant Whale Carcass in Mauritius

September 2020

Last weekend Mauritian media reported that a Forensic Science Laboratory had discovered traces of oil (hydrocarbons) during an autopsy of a pregnant melon-headed whale carcass, conducted to determine the cause…

Sinking of the MV Wakashio wreck - letter to Malta

September 2020

Following the grounding of the MV Wakashio off the coast of Malta and the subsequent dumping of the forward cargo section of the ship 35 miles off the coast of…

Mauritius Oil Disaster – Open Letter

September 2020

Following the grounding of the Japanese chartered and owned MV Wakashio, we wrote to you on 24 August 2020, with a number of questions about the Government’s response to this…

Covid-19 Fuelling the Resurgence of Single-use Plastics

September 2020

Africa is a world leader in banning plastic bags with thirty-four out of fifty-two countries having bans, or passed the legislation to ban single-use plastics. Much as the current COVID-19…

Looming threat of second oil spill in Mauritius: Greenpeace calls for transparency

September 2020

On August 31, around 19.30 Mauritius local time, a barge carrying oil from the stricken Japanese iron-ore vessel The Wakashio collided with a tug boat pulling it.

Industry Lobby The US Government to Make Africa Backslide on Plastics

August 2020

The American Chemistry Council has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa.

Mauritius Oil Disaster - Open Letter: 26 August 2020

August 2020

We appreciate your response to our open letter and intention to respond to the disaster you caused. We called on you to be an example and show that your apology…

Sinking of the MV Wakashio wreck - letter to Malta

August 2020

You are certainly aware of the unfolding oil disaster at the shores of Mauritius, where bulk carrier MV Wakashio - a Japanese ship under the flag of Panama - ran…

Mauritius Oil Disaster - Open Letter: 24 August 2020

August 2020

On the 25th of July 2020 the MV Wakashio struck a beautiful and irreplaceable coral reef on Mauritius' southeast coast. The oil in the wrecked ship started to leak on…

Oil and gas drilling returns to haunt South African coast

August 2020

Johannesburg, 18 August 2020 — News reports this week indicated that oil and gas drill rig DeepSee Stavanger has arrived in Cape Town en route to Brulpadda prospects off the…

Greenpeace warns against the sinking of MV WAKASHIO into the Indian Ocean

August 2020

Johannesburg, 19 August, 2020. Greenpeace Africa and Greenpeace Japan react to Mauritius’ plans of sinking the front part of the MV Wakashio vessel. Wakashio is a huge vessel, from the…

Mauritius Oil Disaster – Open Letter

August 2020

On the 25th of July 2020 your ship, the MV Wakashio struck a beautiful and irreplaceable coral reef on Mauritius' southeast coast. On the 9th August you publicly expressed an…

Volunteer Blog: Showcasing the Baka Culture and Beliefs

August 2020

I’m called Sineh Edel-queen, a Greenpeace Africa volunteer in Cameroon (Environmental Ambassadors of Cameroon). I had the opportunity to take part in the Baka community festival in Assok-Mintom March 2019…

Cutting the Hand that Feeds: The Plight of Smallholder Farmers in Kenya

August 2020

In the pre-colonial days of the early 1900s, Africans predominantly farmed finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet, amaranth, jute mallow, spider plant, and lablab, among other indigenous crops. The farms were…

Greenpeace Volunteers Demand an End to the Ecocide of the uMbilo River

July 2020

Volunteers from Greenpeace Africa are working with the uMbilo River Watch community group and concerned citizens to expose the severity of the pollution in uMbilo River

HOW TO GUIDE 5: Seed sovereignty and saving

July 2020

Seeds are the first link in the food chain and the repository of life’s future evolution. As such, it is our inherent duty and responsibility to protect them and to…

HOW TO GUIDE 4: Water conservation

July 2020

This how-to guide deals with methods to increase the amount of water stored in the soil profile by trapping or holding rain where it falls, or where there is some…

HOW TO GUIDE 3: Managing Weeds, Pest, & Diseases

June 2020

This how to guide on pests, diseases and weed management will enable you to

Collectively We Can Secure Kenya’s Food System

June 2020

In Kenya’s agricultural landscape, small-holder farmers make up 70% of the farming population and account for 75% of national food production. The agricultural outputs contribute 31.5% of the GDP and…

Keep Your Promise Mr. President, We Need 100% Green Energy This Year

June 2020

Kenya has been severely hit by unseasonable heavy rains and an unprecedented infestation of locusts, that is devastating agricultural production. Heavy floods that are hitting the country have resulted in…

How To Guide 2: Ensuring Healthy Soil for High Yields

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…

How To Guide 1: Ecological Farming - definition, principles and benefits.

June 2020

This how to guide is designed for both farmers and consumers interested in growing healthy, safe and chemical free food. It is designed to help you understand what ecological agriculture…

Global crisis now! What nature is reminding us

May 2020

Hello Readers! My name is Enjer Ashraf, founder My Tree Initiative Uganda living in Kampala, Uganda. l love so much working with children. My team and I work with primary…

The blessings and the curses of the day after will be up to us

May 2020

Greenpeace Africa Campaigner Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue I started 2020 with a renewed sense of optimism. I promised myself to make the first year of the third decade of the third…

West Africa breaks free from Plastic | Time to celebrate Victories

February 2020

Last week, an important decision was taken by the Senegalese Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. Starting April this year, all water sachets and plastic cups will be banned in…

Kenyans Sleeping Hungry While Food is Rotting: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 22 January 2020 – Kenya has been ranked at position 86 out of 117 countries in a Global Hunger Index Report.  This puts Kenya among 50 hungriest countries in…

Greenpeace Hopes for More Accountability and Transparency In the Agriculture Sector

January 2020

Nairobi, 16 January 2020- Responding to the cabinet reshuffle by President Uhuru Kenyatta, Greenpeace Africa’s Senior Political Advisor, Fredrick Njehu has said: “The appointment of Hon. John Munya as the…

Locust invasion requires ecological solution: Greenpeace Africa

January 2020

Nairobi, 7 January 2019 – Responding to the news of locust invasions in Kenya , Greenpeace Africa’s Food for Life Campaigner Claire Nasike has said: “It is commendable that the…