UK Accused of Hypocrisy Over Pledge to Extract Africa’s Oil

Source: Desmog UK


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By Chloe Farand, Climate Home News

The UK will formally end all direct support for coal mining and power plants abroad but still help African countries “extract and use” oil and gas, prime minister Boris Johnson announced on Monday.

Johnson made the remarks at the opening of the UK-Africa investment summit in London – a one-day event which signalled the UK’s intent to compete for African business with China, Russia, Germany and France – all of which have strengthened their investment strategy on the continent.