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“Securing Your Future” or Greenwashing? The Unpleasant Truth about Uganda’s Oil (By Charity Migwi)

Uganda has been in the spotlight for its mega fossil fuel projects which involve oil exploration in Tilenga

By Charity Migwi, Regional Campaigner at 350Africa.org Barely a month after the world’s most important climate summit of the year, COP26, the President of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, is touting the notion of “safer uses of oil (https://bit.ly/30odFKC).” During his recent visit to Tanzania for an Oil and Gas Symposium…

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Climate Action: Pending the 11th Hour (By Charity Migwi)

A briefing by the Climate Action Tracker (CAT) states that even if all current pledges are made, the world is still headed to 2.40C warming if not more

By Charity Migwi As excessive floods (https://bit.ly/3qZL0WU), severe drought, and famine (https://bit.ly/3nDsq4N) continue to be experienced in different parts of the world, global leaders remain largely unfazed as regards making ambitious climate targets. Their decisions for making firm commitments and implementation of climate action are set far too late for…

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Climate action now! Activists hold widespread actions in Africa, in solidarity with Global Climate Strikes

The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria

On Friday, environmental activists and citizens across the continent took part in a host of events, in solidarity with the Global climate strikes, highlighting the need for urgent climate action. The events took place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Togo, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria. While the events addressed…

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Climate activists oppose oil exploration, call for a Fossil Free Virunga in new film

Activists raised concerns with the environmental impacts, as well as the impact to local communities’ livelihoods

Climate activists in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have expressed strong opposition to plans for oil exploration in the Virunga National Park. In a short film dubbed ‘Fossil Free Virunga’, that was released by 350Africa.org worldwide today, the activists raised concerns with the environmental impacts, as well as the…

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Hundreds protest against TOTAL across Africa

The protests highlighted Total’s human rights violations, greenwashing strategies and climate inaction

Today, climate activists marked Africa Day by staging protests at Total’s petrol stations. The protests took place in Benin, Togo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria. The protests highlighted Total’s human rights violations, greenwashing strategies and climate inaction. Total is involved in controversial projects across…

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Polluters are slowing down Africa’s progress (By Charity Migwi and Nicole Rodel)

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) newly released Net Zero by 2050 roadmap has closed the door on new fossil fuel extraction

By Charity Migwi and Nicole Rodel The world has no business investing in new fossil fuel developments in our race to the 1.5°C pathway. The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) newly released Net Zero by 2050 roadmap (https://bit.ly/3vmJj5j) has closed the door on new fossil fuel extraction, and fossil fuel giants…

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Dear Presidents Museveni and Suluhu Hassan (By Vanessa Nakate & Landry Ninteretse)

Your Excellencies, building the world’s longest heated crude oil pipeline in the midst of a climate emergency is a terrible development that must be stopped

As you were signing the long-awaited contract that will finally allow the construction of the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline - African longest crude oil pipeline - hundreds of young people, activists, environmentalists and ordinary citizens from all over the world, including representatives from East Africa, were gathered online (https://bit.ly/3uSv2wu)…

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East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) will disenfranchise local communities in Uganda and Tanzania (By Charity Migwi, Edwin Mumbere and Evelyn Acham)

The EACOP project risks driving East Africa further into unsustainable debt at the mere prospect of reaping meagre earnings with the only entities bound to benefit being the foreign oil companies

The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) is expected to reach a Final Investment Decision (FID) (https://reut.rs/2QDP5Aa) as soon as the end of March 2021.This will pave way for the commencement of the construction phase of the pipeline. South Africa’s Standard Bank, Japan’s Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and Industrial…

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Ghanaian environmentalist wins the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize

The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s foremost award honoring grassroots environmental activists

Ezekiel Chibeze, a Ghanaian environmental champion has been announced as the recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize 2020, citing his commitment to pushing for good governance in Ghana’s environmental sector and for his climate leadership in Ghana, across Africa and globally. The Goldman Environmental Prize is the world’s foremost award…

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Are African Development Bank (AfDB)’s financing policies climate-friendly? (By Wangeci Migwi, Amy Giliam and Nicole Rodel)

The twin crises, COVID-19 and the climate emergency, have made it clear, even for global financial institutions, that we must seize this moment to transform

Authors*: Wangeci Migwi, Amy Giliam and Nicole Rodel With the climate crisis threatening over half of the global GDP, there can be no business-as-usual when the world begins to plan for a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, we have a unique opportunity to change our relationship with nature by…