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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the launch of African Gold Refinery Limited in Entebbe on Monday

Museveni Commissions East Africa’s First Gold Refinery

President Yoweri Museveni on Monday commissioned African Gold Refinery Limited; the first State of the Art refinery in Uganda and East Africa region. The facility, located in Entebbe, Wakiso District is 45 kilometres from Kampala and estimated to be worth $20m (about 72 billion Shillings)

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Part of Agricultural Land filled with rocks. Photo from Healthy Land

Family Sues Government for Unlawful Use of Rock

  Is a rock found in your land a mineral and therefore vested in the State? A family in Oyam District has sued the Government of Uganda and Sino Hydro Corporation Ltd for unlawfully crushing ‘its’ rock into aggregate and using it to construct Karuma hydro-electric power  dam

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Minister for Energy Eng Irene Muloni addresses officials from the three international companies that are going to undertake the FEED study

Joint Venture Partners Launch FEED Studies For Nwoya, Buliisa Oil Fields

The three joint venture partners operating in the Albertine Graben have launched the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies for Nwoya and Buliisa oil fields in a bid to fast track oil production by 2020. Total E&P Uganda , Tullow oil and China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) signed

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Works at Kilembe mines in Kasese district resumed 3 years ago after Tibet Hima Industry Mining Company was awarded the concession. Photo from C4MRE

Government Warns Tibet Hima Company Over Safety Concerns

The Internal Mines report reveals that the company has so far invested only $ 51 million in revamping the mine but there are no mechanisms of tracking the ‘actual’ investment in the mine Technocrats in the Directorate of Geological Survey and Mines (DGSM) under the Ministry of Energy

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Some of the women engaging in planning; a gold mining process where mercury is mixed with water. Photo by Josephine Nabaale

Local Governments Losing Revenue from ASM Gold Mining Sites

In this part two of our artisanal miners’ series, we delve in the lack of a clear tax framework to generate revenues for local governments from artisan mining activities.   We analyze the potential amount of money local governments could generate, but are currently losing from Gold mining

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Wildcatter

A (usually small) company that prospects for oil in areas where there has been little or no previous exploration.  If wildcatter companies strike oil they usually sell their rights over it to bigger players and move on.

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