Uganda: Does East Africa really need a crude oil pipeline? | The Stream

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • PM & Defense minister Press conference: Netanyahu warns Hamas
  • Hamas retaliates after Israel attack destroys Gaza residential tower
  • What will it take for rich nations to stop hoarding COVID vaccines? | The Stream
  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “ Uganda: Does East Africa really need a crude oil pipeline? | The Stream” – below is their description.

    Uganda, Tanzania and oil companies from France and China have just agreed on terms to build the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), a $3.5 billion-project expected to begin later this year. Once completed, ECOP could be the world’s largest electrically heated pipeline, moving crude oil from western Uganda to an Indian Ocean seaport in Tanzania.

    Amid a global climate emergency, East African environmental activists say it is shortsighted for the Ugandan and Tanzanian governments to set their sights on fossil fuel extraction. Activists also worry that the pipeline could pose major risks not only to protected lands, but water sources and livelihoods of millions in the region.

    In this episode, The Stream examines concerns surrounding the East African pipeline plan.

    This is the third of four episodes of The Stream in support of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story.

    Join the conversation



    Subscribe to our channel




    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • US Republicans to vote on ousting Trump critic Liz Cheney from leadership
  • Death toll from Colombia protests rises to 42, says human rights investigator
  • Stillwater – Official Trailer (2021) Matt Damon, Abigail Breslin
  • Dozens dead as Israel and Hamas hurtle towards ‘full scale war’
  • Tigray risks starvation as ‘anti-farming campaign’ underway claims official – Eye on Africa
  • How far will it go? Jerusalem tension spirals into Israel-Gaza escalation
  • In This Story: India

    India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.

    It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.

    2 Recent Items: India

  • Covid-19 India: Deadly Black Fungus Infection Can Disfigure Facial Features
  • India’s Modi to Skip G-7 Summit: Reuters
  • In This Story: Indian Ocean

    The Indian Ocean is the third-largest of the world’s oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km² or 19.8% of the water on Earth’s surface. It is bounded by Asia to the north, Africa to the west and Australia to the east. To the south it is bounded by the Southern Ocean or Antarctica, depending on the definition in use.

    2 Recent Items: Indian Ocean

  • China Defends Handling of Rocket That Landed in Indian Ocean Amid Global Concerns
  • Chinese rocket lands in Indian Ocean l GMA
  • In This Story: Tanzania

    Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs.

    2 Recent Items: Tanzania

  • Tanzania’s new leader Samia Suluhu Hassan: Paving the way towards more democracy? | DW News
  • Tanzania’s president ready to amend media laws – Eye on Africa
  • In This Story: Uganda

    Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.

    2 Recent Items: Uganda

  • LRA commander Dominic Ongwen sentenced to 25 years in prison
  • Uganda: Filters turn dirty lake water into drinking water | Global Ideas
  • Leave a Comment