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A woman sets up a roadside stall in Kigorobya, Hoima. (Photo: Stephen Wandera)

Hoima farmers rue shrunk market for their produce

Demand for fresh produce from the oil camps dropped to a paltry 2,490 kilograms in 2015, from 73,286 kilograms the previous year.

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Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund case offers good lessons for Uganda

While a trendy priority for new oil producers, sovereign wealth funds can easily be manipulated if their internal governance and oversight are not strong enough. 

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A woman 'washes' the powder using water and mercury to extract the gold.

Exploit the full potential of artisanal mining

Artisanal gold mining in Uganda today employs way more than the oil sector will ever employ in its lifetime. The bulk of artisanal mining occurs in gold-rich areas.

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Bunyoro Land Picture

Land fraud on the rise in Bunyoro

Locals say their customary land is being fraudulently registered in other people’s names who later use the fake titles to evict them

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Locals accuse Tororo Phosphate investors of cheating them

Uganda’s biggest mining project accused of manipulating locals into signing unfavourable land lease agreements.

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Did you Know?

Exploration Area, Block

An area of land that an oil company is licensed to explore.  In 2001 the government of Uganda divided the Albertine Graben into five Exploration Areas (EAs).  Since then, some of these EAs have been sub-divided into smaller areas.  This is a normal pattern in exploration and extraction: once the existence of the resource is proven, the trend is towards licensing smaller and more focused areas.

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