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São Tomé and Príncipe: Petition Against Deforestation

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Sao Tome and Principe, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Economics & Business, Environment, Governance, Politics

Raul Jorge [1], a Santomean citizen, launched a petition [2] [fr] against deforestation in São Tomé and Príncipe, addressed to the current Prime Minister Gabriel Costa. The petition has already gathered more than 700 signatures. In October 2012, Global Voices reported [3] about the situation; in response netizens published videos [4] and a Facebook page [5] in protest.