Uganda cracks down on oil-focused NGO with arrests

The police arrested six members of the Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO), a statement from the NGO said. In August, Uganda ordered a number of NGOs – including AFIEGO – to halt operations. The NGO Bureau said these 54 groups were violating a 2016 law.

The organisation backs the Save Bugoma Forest Campaign (SBFC) and as such opposes oil developments. These include the upstream Tilenga project, the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) and the proposed refinery.

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