Ugandans criticize oil pipeline deal with Tanzania and Total
15 April 2021 | 11:00 am
Ugandans are making disparaging comments on social media about the multibillion-dollar oil pipeline deal that the country has signed with Tanzania and Total. The secrecy surrounding it has raised fears of corruption.
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