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Democratic Republic of the Congo's government reinstates illegal logging concessions in breach of its own moratorium

Two of the concessions overlap with a recently discovered peatland deposit covering 145,000 km² and believed to contain 30 billion tons of carbon

The Congolese Minister of Environment, Amy Ambatobe, has reinstated 6,500 km² of logging concessions that were cancelled in August 2016 by the then Environment Minister Robert Bopolo following instructions from then Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo. The three concessions reinstated on 1 February 2018 were awarded to the Chinese-owned logging…

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Greenpeace ship arrives for the first time in Cameroon with a message for the protection of the Congo Basin forest

The Congo Basin forest is the second largest rainforest in the world. More than 75 million people and a wide range of endangered species depend on it for survival.

The Greenpeace ship –The Esperanza (www.Greenpeace.org), has docked at the port of Douala in Cameroon on the first leg of its tour in Central Africa. For four weeks, the Esperanza will sail through the waters of Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Congo to engage…

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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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    • Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa
    • Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been named as Executive Director for Greenpeace Africa
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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…

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How Cameroon’s Stolen Wood Reaches International Markets

A Greenpeace Africa (www.Greenpeace.org)  investigation into illegal logging operations in Cameroon has uncovered a trail of stolen timber leading to Cameroon’s main log exporter Compagnie de Commerce et de Transport (CCT), and has reportedly prompted a government audit into the activities of CCT and its suppliers. That audit should include the…