Oil hunt in Ugandan national park tests Africa’s eco defenses

Reuters: Uganda's Murchison Falls National Park is bisected by the majestic Nile river and boasts some of Africa's wildlife treasures - elephants, lions and a rare giraffe sub-species. Beneath it lies another natural prize: oil. Now French energy giant Total has begun surveys to prepare for seismic tests in the national park, one of Uganda's last great wilderness areas, as a prelude to probable crude production. Total and the Ugandan government insist oil can be extracted from under the national park......

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