Activists Oppose East Africa Oil Pipeline

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Standard Bank is looking into financing the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). But environmental activists are against the pipeline. It’s 1 445km long and will transport crude oil from Kabale, Uganda, to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port in Tanzania. Major banks and financial institutions are funding the $3.5 billion project, which amounts to about R53.7 billion.

The project will be the longest electrically heated pipeline in the world. But how will it affect the environment, and communities surrounding the tracts? NRA spoke to the coordinator of the Ogoni Solidarity Forum in SA, Barry Wagunaale…


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