The world's largest heated pipeline will produce 216,000 barrels of crude oil per day as it covers 1,443km from Uganda to Tanzania. Its climate and humanitarian impact have been criticised by NGOs and the European Union while its leading investor, the French oil company TotalEnergies, and local governments defend its development and employment opportunities.
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“I thought ‘maybe there has been a misconception or maybe they are biased’. I was confused […],” says Rahma Nantongo, a 23-year-old Geology and Petroleum Studies student at Makerere University. Sitting in a café in Kampala, she couldn’t hide her dismay when talking about the European parliament’s resolution condemning the EACOP.