Uganda has lashed out at a European Union resolution calling on work to stop on the TotalEnergies-led Tilenga oil project and East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), describing it as an affront to the nation’s sovereignty, and accusing the EU parliament of “economic racism, neo-colonialism, imperialism and double standards”.
The EU resolution, which was passed yesterday, called for “an end to the extractive activities in protected and sensitive ecosystems, including the shores of Lake Albert”.
It also said “maximum pressure” must be exerted on the project backers “to protect the environment and commit to… preserve the culture, health and future of the communities affected and to explore alternatives in line with international climate and biodiversity commitments.”
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