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A meeting in Rwamutoga

Reinforce citizens’ land rights first, satisfy commercial interests after

President Museveni must reprioritize so that Uganda’s natural resource assets are developed for the benefit of Ugandan citizens—not in spite of them.

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Directions to oil wells in Buliisa District owned by Tullow Oil

Be clear on royalty-sharing with cultural institutions

The provisions on royalties, if not properly handled, will cause conflicts between the recipient districts, local governments and the cultural or traditional institutions.

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South Omo Basin

Tullow Oil pulling out of Ethiopia

Media reports coming out of Ethiopia indicate that Tullow Oil has decided to cut its losses and abandon its costly drilling campaign in the South Omo basin after its fourth well yielded disappointing results.

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Total's General Manager, François Rafin. (Photo: Beatrice Ongode)

Total to recover more oil with new technology

Total E&P has revealed plans to deploy a new technology in Uganda’s Albertine oil fields that will increase the country’s recoverable oil volumes by about 25 percent.

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Tanzanian Colonel with journalists 2

Natural gas: Lessons from Tanzania

A group of Ugandan and Tanzanian journalists recently visited Mtwara region in Southern Tanzania, as part of a training for extractives industry reporting conducted by the African Center for Media Excellence with funding support from the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI).

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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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