Africa Day: Groups Plans Concerts To Highlight EACOP Dangers

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As Africa marks Africa Day on 25th May, civil society groups and climate activists will hold concerts and actions in multiple countries during the week, to draw attention to the campaign to stop the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) and call out TotalEnergies for its continued involvement in harmful oil and gas projects in the continent.

The events will coincide with TotalEnergies’ Annual General Meeting (AGM), as the firm is the lead partner on the EACOP project, which faces continued opposition from local communities and climate justice activists in East Africa and beyond.

Through the events, community members and activists under the #StopEACOP campaign, are set to put the spotlight on the negative socioeconomic and environmental impacts of the socio-economic African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP), some of which are already being experienced by local communities.

The project has already displaced around 100,000 people in Uganda and threatens the water resources, livelihoods of millions of people in the Lake Victoria basin, as well as wildlife.

The activists have continued to urge financial institutions and re-insurers to commit not to back the pipeline, which if constructed, would be the largest heated crude oil pipeline in the world.

The concerts and actions will be held in Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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