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Similar to the “Scramble for Africa” the push for the development of coal and fossil fuels in Africa is a new wave of corporate colonisation that profits corporations and the wealthy elite. Any new coal power plant will come at great cost: local environmental destruction, impact on the health of local peoples, and an intensification of the pace and impacts of climate change.

It’s time to come together and #deCOALonise Africa!



We are standing up to stop the development of coal infrastructure within Africa through strengthened community resistance and international collaboration. Sign-up to stay up to date with campaigns and movements working to end the age of coal in Africa and move to clean, renewable energy.

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Ivory Coast enters the fight to

In response to the increased number of coal-fired power plants in the sub-region, West African activists and civil society at large are actively mobilizing and calling for the halt of such projects.

— Young Volunteers for Environment

Time to deCOALonise has come!

A campaign inspired by the growing number of African communities and organisations fiercely resisting coal infrastructure across the continent.

— Decoalonise Africa

South Africa’s Standard Bank has stated they will not fund the proposed Lamu coal-fired power plant in Kenya. This comes despite reports that they were a major project funder, as included in the bank’s annual report of 2015.

— 350Africa


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