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Greenpeace Africa Launches Online Environmental Activism Platform

Greenpeace Africa marked this year’s World Environment Day by launching VUMA.EARTH – an online campaign platform for ordinary citizens to run environmental petitions. The platform seeks to grow an environmental movement and give a voice to millions of Africans across the continent. The tool provides a space for Africans to start campaigns that address environmental issues affecting their local communities.

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Gabon Announces Creation of 20 Marine Protected Areas

President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced on Monday, in a speech delivered at the United Nations headquarters, that his government has created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon, consisting of nine marine parks and 11 aquatic reserves covering 26% of Gabon’s territorial waters.

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