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Protesters Demand China End Support for East African Crude Oil Pipe Line

HeadlineAug 24, 2023

On Wednesday, hundreds of environmental and human rights activists gathered outside the BRICS summit demanding China halt financing for fossil fuel projects in Africa. Protesters cited the China-backed East African Crude Oil Pipeline project, known as EACOP. Campaigner and protest leader Zaki Mamdoo said a true friend to Africa would not fund projects that displace communities, unravel livelihoods and destroy ecosystems.

Zaki Mamdoo: “What friend would come into your house and remove you from your house and take your land, kill your crops and subject your children to illness and harm? That is a bad friend. That’s a bad friend. These ones, of China, of Russia, of India, they aspire to be the same colonial extractors.”

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