Similar to the “Scramble for Africa” the push for the development of coal and fossil fuels in Africa is a new wave of corporate colonisation that profits corporations and the wealthy elite. Any new coal power plant will come at great cost: local environmental destruction, impact on the health of local peoples, and an intensification of the pace and impacts of climate change.
It’s time to come together and #deCOALonise Africa!
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Why We Should #deCOALonise Africa
Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation
"We cannot forget Africa's colonial history and it is totally inexcusable for us to ignore a neocolonial system powered by the coal industry. African communities are coming together to resist fossil fuels and embracing clean energy because the time has come to chart a solid course to decoalonisation of the continent."
Khadija Shekuwe, Save Lamu coordinator "We ask people across the Africa region to support the call to deCOALoniseAfrica and fight against coal mining. We are not going to be left behind. We will continue touring across villages and cities enlightening communities about the impacts of coal."
Boniface Mwangi, Kenyan Activist
"It is high time we tell Centum and Chris Kirubi to let Lamu be. We do not need any coal plant in Lamu. This deadly coal plant will benefit the few corporate elites in Kenya. We have to amplify our call, act fast and deter any efforts aimed at setting up coal business in Kenya."
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South Africa’s Standard Bank has stated they will not fund the proposed Lamu coal-fired power plant in Kenya. This comes despite reports that they were a major project funder, as included in the bank’s annual report of 2015.