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Greenpeace Africa stands with jailed community leaders in Kisangani: “Environmental criminals belong behind bars - not people fighting for justice”

February 2020

Kinshasa, 13 February 2020 Greenpeace Africa joins a call for the release of five community leaders from Yalifombo, who will again appear in court next week in Kisangani after their…

The Garden of Eden of Indigenous People is turning into an Industrial Exploitation Hell / Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue and Lamfu Yengong Fabrice

December 2019

Access to land and its resources is crucial throughout rural Africa. Since the colonial era, local elites and foreign corporations have been taking control over large areas of agricultural lands.…

Fighting for climate action but barred from COP25: what did these Congolese forest defenders want to say in Madrid?

December 2019

Kinshasa, 10 December 2019 Greenpeace Africa and a coalition of eight NGOs from the two Congos are calling for the immediate cancellation of all industrial activities in peatlands, including oil…

“We were told not to go into the forest anymore” - Greenpeace investigation exposes human rights violations by Halcyon Agri

November 2019

Yaoundé, 25 November 2019 – Following last year’s Ruinous Rubber report, which exposed the most devastating new forest clearance for industrial agriculture in the Congo Basin, Greenpeace Africa released today…

Greenpeace Africa on floods across the continent: “Without Climate Action we’ll be queuing for Noah’s Ark”

November 2019

Nairobi, 5 November 2019 – With floods hitting at least 16 African countries [1], Greenpeace Africa urges leaders to act for the people and against climate change. Rains have increasingly…

Greenpeace on Inga III: Congo’s natural Resources belong to the Congolese - not to Multinationals

October 2019

Kinshasa, 28 October 2019 Greenpeace Africa welcomes a new report from Resource Matters and Congo Research Group confirming suspicions that the $14 billion Inga III hydroelectric project in the Democratic…

Indigenous leaders interrupt global summit to tell top brands: "our survival is at stake”

October 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, 24 October 2019 – Today, Indigenous leaders targeted CEOs and senior management of some of the world’s biggest brands, including Nestle, Unilever and Mondelēz, at a summit…

International Day of Rural Women: The case of Baka from South Cameroon - Sylvie Djacbou Deugoue

October 2019

In Cameroon, about half of my country is covered by forests. Home to incredible biodiversity, they are also central to the lives and livelihoods of many communities including the Baka.…

Local and indigenous communities should have a right to their lands

October 2019

International development agencies and our own government need to rethink their development approaches. Too often, instead of development, they end up degrading the environment and worsening social problems.  Decisions on…

Rainforest Foundation UK and Greenpeace Africa express Alarm at Norway/France-funded Project intended to protect Rainforests

September 2019

Johannesburg, 23 September. An agreement between the governments of France and Norway and the Republic of Congo to protect its rainforest and peatlands gives a green light to oil exploitation…

President Tshisekedi’s noble Ambitions in New York require tough Action in Kinshasa

September 2019

Kinshasa, 23 September 2019 – President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Felix Tshisekedi spoke today (Monday) at the UN Secretary General  Climate Action Summit of the strategic…

Facing a burning crisis

September 2019

18 September 2019 We are in crisis mode. At times it seems that the whole world is in flames. Europe’s summer was the hottest on record. Fires in the boreal…

Greenpeace Africa on Congo-Brazzaville CAFI agreement: “Peatlands must be a no-go zone for all industrial activity”

September 2019

Johannesburg, 4 September 2019 – Greenpeace Africa denounces the surprise signature of a CAFI Letter of Intent (LoI) by the presidents of France and the Republic of the Congo giving…

Greenpeace calls on fast food giants to take a stand against Bolsonaro’s Amazon destruction

September 2019

Manaus, Brazil, 4 September 2019 – As fires continue to ravage the Amazon, Greenpeace International has launched a campaign asking fast food giants Burger King, McDonald’s and KFC to reject…

“Protected Status of Mukula Tree is Good News for Africa's Miombo Woodlands” - Greenpeace Africa

August 2019

Kinshasa, 30 August 2019. Greenpeace Africa documented large scale fraudulent logging of mukula timber in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 2016. Today, the protected status of the…

Greenpeace calls on Governments to act ahead of Fires hitting Africa's Rainforest

August 2019

Kinshasa, 27 August 2019. Since August 21, more than 6,902 fires in Angola and 3,395 fires in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo have been documented, predominantly in the savanna area.…

Securing indigenous people’s land rights must be a priority for forest protection in Cameroon

August 2019

Yaoundé, 9 August – On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Indigenous People, Greenpeace Africa joins the indigenous people of Cameroon in demanding that companies responsible…

European Union must demand the cancellation of the Cuvette Centrale oil blocks

August 2019

Following the meeting last July 31 between traditional leaders from the area around the UNESCO World Heritage Site Salonga National Park and the EU delegation in Kinshasa, where the oil…

To empower communities, DRC should grant them more forest concessions

August 2019

March 2019, almost a year after the indigenous people from Lokolama village in the Equateur province filed their application for a forest concession, I went back there to celebrate with…

IPCC report reveals tough land-use choices needed to stem climate crisis

August 2019

Johannesburg, South Africa, 8 August 2019 – Protecting and restoring forests and urgently revamping the global food system through dietary change are the key solutions to the escalating land and…

Congo-Brazzaville’s handout of peatland oil blocks: a declaration of war on the planet

July 2019

South Africa, July 23, 2019: Greenpeace Africa calls for the cancellation of all oil blocks in the carbon-rich rainforest of the Republic of the Congo. 58% of the country’s peat swamp…

DRC: Greenpeace Africa welcomes the criminal conviction of three wildlife traffickers

July 2019

Kinshasa, 9 July 2019 – Following the conviction of three wildlife traffickers to a term of five months imprisonment and the payment of damages of $ 5,000 by the Tribunal…

Illegal logging concessions should be urgently cancelled - Greenpeace Africa

July 2019

Kinshasa, 05 July 2019 – Civil society organisations who are signatories of the CSO declaration on the allocation of new forest concessions by the State have made recommendations [1] to…

The world’s largest complex of tropical peatlands under threat due to industrial activities

June 2019

Kinshasa, June 28, 2019 – Greenpeace Africa calls on the governments of the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of Congo to ban all industrial activity in the world’s…

Greenpeace expedition to the Congo Basin forest: “Industrial activity in the peatlands can detonate a 30,6 billion tonnes carbon bomb”

June 2019

Kinshasa, June 26, 2019 – Greenpeace Africa and scientists from the Universities of Leeds (UK) and Kisangani (DRC) have concluded an expedition to the peatlands of the Congo Basin forest…

Media expedition to understand the Congo Basin forest’s peatlands

June 2019

Kinshasa, June 14, 2019 – Greenpeace Africa and scientists from the Universities of Leeds (UK) and Kisangani (DRC) are organising an expedition to the peatlands of the Congo Basin forest,…

50 million hectares destroyed as companies disregard zero deforestation pledge

June 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11 June 2019 – At least 50 million hectares of forest – an area the size of Spain – is set to be destroyed for commodities during the…

A Beacon of hope from the indigenous people of DR Congo & Cameroon

May 2019

I could hear the early morning birds churning melodies from giant trees as we made our way, single-file, down the muddy footpath deep into the equatorial rainforest of Lokolama in…

Letter to Halcyon Agri

May 2019

In this letter dated 13 May 2019 Greenpeace Africa expresses its concern with the composition of Halycon Agri’s Sustainability Council in Cameroon. Click here to read the letter.

Biodiversity loss: urgent need for forest, ocean protection and dietary change

May 2019

Paris, 6 May 2019 – The UN’s biodiversity report warning of mass species loss due to human impacts must spark urgent action to protect the world’s forests and oceans and…

Indigenous culture key to protecting forests

April 2019

Last month, while on my way to Mintom – South Region of Cameroon, for the annual Baka festival celebrations, we had a car breakdown due to the poor state of…

Indigenous People Demand Consultation in Forest Management

April 2019

Mintom, 31st March 2019 – Stakeholders in the forestry sector have committed to consult the Baka people on all development projects that may impact their lives. This commitment was made…

Greenpeace Africa calls on DRC president to cancel Oil Contract in Salonga National Park and Central Cuvette peatlands

March 2019

Following the Bloomberg revelation that former DRC president Joseph Kabila signed a presidential order validating an oil deal that would allow drilling in Salonga National Park as well as in…

Greenpeace Africa applauds the Norway Government Pension Fund’s divestment from Halycon Agri

March 2019

In response to news that Norway’s sovereign wealth fund — the world’s largest — divested last year from Singapore-based rubber giant Halcyon Agri Corporation Limited (Halcyon Agri) because of financial…

Greenpeace Africa & Cameroonian Artists Launch Campaign Against Land Grabbing

December 2018

Douala, 11 December 2018-  Greenpeace Africa in partnership with Nsang Dilong, Freddy Kristel and Alene Menget today launched a campaign against land grabbing using videos and online petition in Cameroon.…

Environmental Stakeholders Interrogate Sudcam

December 2018

Yaoundé, 22nd November 2018- The negative socioeconomic and environmental repercussions of Sudcam activities in the South of Cameroon has prompted stakeholders from government and civil society to undertake a field…

Sudcam: bleeding the forest and its dependent communities

November 2018

I had the opportunity to do a field visit to communities impacted by Sud-Cameroun Hévéa (“Sudcam”), a rubber plantation company situated in the South region of Cameroon. Sudcam is a…

Republic of Congo Greenwashing Efforts Exposed at Africa Oil Week

November 2018

Johannesburg, 07 November 2018 – Greenpeace Africa blew the whistle today on the Republic of Congo’s most recent greenwashing campaign by exposing its plans to tender three oil blocks in…

Greenpeace Africa expresses shock over Wijma activities in Cameroon

August 2018

In response to news that controversial Dutch wood processing and trading company Wijma and her subsidiary CAFECO are ceasing timber operations in South West Region of Cameroon, Greenpeace Africa’s Forest…