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Environmentalists: China Should Invest More in Renewable Energy Rather Than the East African Crude Oil Pipeline

A protester holds a placard calling for a halt to the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), during a demonstration by the climate change protest group Extinction Rebellion, in central London on April 24, 2023. Ben Stansall / AFP

Even as Uganda is seeking $1.8 billion for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), some Ugandan environmentalists are expressing displeasure with China’s involvement with the project.

Their frustration stems from reports that China will finance the project after other financial institutions succumbed to pressure from activists to abandon the EACOP. 

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