China-backed projects in Africa targeted by environmental groups

Uganda and Tanzania last week gave the go-ahead for the construction of an oil pipeline between the two countries, as environmentalists continued to push for it to be scrapped.State-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp, along with its partner Total, is a major investor in the project and the oilfield it serves.Green groups, including BankTrack, the Africa Institute for Energy Governance and 350Africa, have said that both the “extraction sites and the pipeline pose environmental and social…

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