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Greenpeace warns Mauritius not to sink vessel that caused oil spill

Mauritius spill

Plans by Mauritius to sink part of a broken-up vessel that caused a disastrous oil spill should be shelved, environmental watchdog, Greenpeace, said on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. The Mauritius oil spill “Out of all available options, the Mauritian government is choosing the worst one,” said Happy Khambule of Greenpeace Africa. “Sinking this vessel would risk biodiversity and contaminate the ...

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Paris accord pull-out: Trump surrenders US global leadership – Greenpeace

Njeri Kabeberi

Denouncing President Donald Trump’s decision to abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, Greenpeace International has said the decision will cost the US its global leadership position and its share of the economic benefits of the clean energy transition. Greenpeace Africa Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi, said: “Thursday, June 1st 2017 will be written in history as the day the US, under the administration ...

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Greenpeace, Sierra Leone find four illegal fishing cases in four days

Greanpeace-fishing

Four illegal fishing cases have been found during a joint surveillance mission conducted by Greenpeace 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 and a lack of required paperwork, including log books and authorisation ...

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Esperanza: Illegal fishing vessels arrested in Guinea Bissau

My Esperanza

The Greenpeace ship, My 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 and the Fisheries Surveillance Department of Guinea Bissau (FISCAP) found ...

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Greenpeace West Africa expedition raises awareness on state of fisheries

My Esperanza

Greenpeace ship – “My Esperanza” – has docked at the port of Praia in Cape Verde. For 11 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 through political events, public engagement and consultations with the West-African ...

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Kenyan, Njeri Kabeberi, to head Greenpeace Africa

Njeri Kabeberi

Kenyan-born Njeri Kabeberi has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa, which says that the choice was informed by the need 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 on nature, on humanity, their livelihoods, ...

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How Swiss traders flood Africa with toxic fuel, study reveals

fuel-tankers

A report published on Thursday has revealed how Swiss commodity trading firms exploit lax regulatory standards to sell African customers fuel with high sulphur content. Titled “Dirty Diesel”, the report was published by Public Eye, a Swiss non-governmental organisation. Produced by the trading firms themselves, these types of fuel have reportedly been banned in Europe. According to observers, they contribute ...

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DRC cancels logging concessions, Greenpeace applauds cautiously

Illegal logging negatively impacting IGR, laments Ogun

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced the cancellation of logging concessions observers feel were illegally granted. Environment watchdog, Greenpeace, believes that its report on 12th July about several breaches of the DRC moratorium on allocation of new logging concessions influenced the government decision. Robert Bopolo Bogeza, DRC’s Minister of Environment, Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development, announced in the ...

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Greenpeace: How DRC breached logging moratorium

Robert Bopolo Mbongeza

Investigation by Greenpeace Africa 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 investigation has revealed that the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) violated its own 2002 moratorium on new logging titles. Government is said to have ...

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Logging: UK sanctions Cameroon timber traders

wood

The UK Authorities charged with enforcing the EU timber regulations (EUTR), have taken action against 14 UK importers sourcing timber from Cameroon linked to illegal logging. This news was presented at a Chatham House meeting in London on Thursday June 16, following comparable action by the Netherlands in early March, demonstrating that timber from Cameroon is coming under increasing scrutiny ...

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