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Four illegal fishing cases found in Sierra Leone in four days

In addition, more than 70 bags of shark carcasses were found on one of the Chinese vessels

Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) and Sierra Leone fishery authorities. Two Chinese vessels and one Korean vessel have been arrested for infringements of Sierra Leone fishing legislation, including possessing or using illegal fishing nets on board, no visible marking…

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Shark fins found aboard foreign fishing vessels during Greenpeace - Guinea patrol

Greenpeace is demanding that West African governments take responsibility and work together to manage both foreign and local fishing activities in their waters so resources can be distributed fairly and sustainably

Shark fins have been discovered on two Chinese fishing vessels during a joint surveillance conducted by Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) and Guinean fishery authorities. One of the vessels also had illegally altered fishing nets on board, while a third Chinese vessel was caught using illegal nets and fishing for species outside of…

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Guinea Bissau President José Mário Vaz visits Greenpeace ship after arrest of illegal fishing vessels

The Greenpeace ship Esperanza is currently on an expedition in West Africa to document the threat from overfishing to the marine environment and food security for millions of Africans depending on fish to survive

Four fishing vessels have been arrested in Guinea Bissau waters after joint patrols by Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) and the Fisheries Surveillance Department of Guinea Bissau, FISCAP, found multiple fishing infringements. The findings of the joint surveillance were presented to President José Mário Vaz on his visit to the Greenpeace Ship ‘My…

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Funeral Procession outside the Department of Energy to highlight the impacts of Fossil Fuels

Today, activists of the BREAKFREE coalition have taken part in a funeral procession outside the Department of Energy (DoE) in Pretoria to highlight the impacts that coal-fired power stations are having on South African communities. The solemn procession depicted tombstones to which activists were chained with the message “The IRP…

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Greenpeace ship My Esperanza sails into West Africa waters

For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States - Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal to raise awareness on the state of fisheries

The Greenpeace (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en) ship My Esperanza has today docked at the port of Praia in Cape Verde. For eleven weeks the Esperanza will sail the waters of six West Africa States - Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Senegal to raise awareness on the state of fisheries…

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Woolworths, Massmart, and Pick n Pay get tops on Renewable Energy, Shoprite scores last again: Greenpeace

The ‘Renewable Energy Champions’ campaign was first launched by Greenpeace in April this year with the report ‘Shopping Clean: Retailers and Renewable Energy’

In order to fully benefit from the potential of abundant renewable energy in South Africa, companies need to step out of their comfort zones and send clear signals to the markets by committing to an ambitious 100% renewable energy future. This is the resounding message in an updated report ‘Shopping…

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African Farmers embark on 4 Day Journey to demand Investment in Ecological Farming

The farmers will make stops in Machakos, Makueni and Nairobi counties

30 smallholder farmers from Kiambu, Meru, Machakos and Makueni counties today, set off from Thika on a 4-day resilience journey that will see them engage county leaders and Kenyans on the ideal agricultural system that they envision for Kenya and the continent, exhibit produce, share knowledge and share seeds to…

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244 Cameroonian farmers bring SGSOC palm oil plantation to justice

Greenpeace Africa, who documented the abuse made by the company for the last seven years, launches a call in support for the communities

Local communities affected by this large-scale palm oil plantation have taken their case to the Court of First Instance in Bangem, south-west Cameroon, with the first hearing set for 9 November. Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org/Africa/en), who documented the abuse made by the company for the last seven years (http://apo.af/0fv5mZ), launches a call…

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Njeri Kabeberi appointed as Greenpeace Africa Executive Director

Njeri will be leading Greenpeace Africa into a new wave of environmental justice for Africans by Africans

Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa (www.GreenpeaceAfrica.org) after an extensive search for a combination of skills required to drive the organisation towards a people –powered movement. According to the Greenpeace Africa Board, Africans are hungry for a new story, one with a better take…

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How the DRC Government Has Secretly Breached its Own Logging Moratorium

A Greenpeace Africa investigation has revealed that the DRC government violated its own 2002 moratorium on new logging titles, granting in 2015 three concessions of a total of 650.000 hectares

A Greenpeace Africa (http://www.Geenpeace.org/Africa) investigation has revealed that the DRC government violated its own 2002 moratorium on new logging titles, granting three concessions of a total of 650.000 hectares in 2015 to a company called Société la Millénaire Forestière SARL (SOMIFOR) in Equateur and Tshuapa Provinces, and to another firm…