Friends of the Earth France and Survie have published a new report on Total's activities in Uganda and Tanzania, reporting that the human rights violations denounced over a year ago are still ongoing and have multiplied, now impacting about 100,000 people.
A Ugandan court has released eight human rights defenders who allegedly threatened to harm a police officer and workers of Great Season on bail. The defenders have been protesting alleged forced eviction by several agribusinesses in the region
263 non-governmental organisations have urged 25 banks listed as potential financiers of the $3.5 billion development not to participate in the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop) project citing environmental and social risks.
South Africa’s Standard Bank, which was to have been a financier of the $3.5bn East African Crude Oil Pipeline (Eacop), has announced that it is suspending support while it waits for the outcome of an environmental and social impact study.