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Renewable energy by force: Does the West have any moral high ground to interfere in Uganda and Tanzania’s oil and gas development projects?
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Politics and Society Renewable energy by force: Does the West have any moral high ground to interfere in Uganda and Tanzania’s oil and gas development projects?

The European Union parliament has passed a resolution that calls on Uganda and Tanzania to halt their oil and gas projects, stating that the immense risk to the surrounding communities and further contribution to worsening climate change is not worth it. While their sentiments are true and well documented, the state of their own failures in tackling climate change or curbing fossil fuel emissions brings their interference into question.

Uhuru Kenyatta’s deafening silence on Ruto win telling
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Politics and Society Uhuru Kenyatta’s deafening silence on Ruto win telling

Uhuru Kenyatta has hardly spoken since Kenyans went to the polls, not even a formal congratulations to his erstwhile deputy, William Ruto. He must still be reeling from shock after Raila Odinga – who he was backing as his successor lost. For Kenyatta, the rejection of Raila by the GEMA nation is particularly embarrassing and leaves a bad taste.