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Secrecy plague invades Tanzania too

The price governments pay for transparency is much lighter and affects only the minority-specifically rogue politicians and connected greedy business people.

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Gilbert Manyireki leans on his new car. In the background is his commercial building in Nzorobi village. (Photo: F. Mugerwa)

Compensation breeds another Hoima millionaire

When forty one-year old Gilbert Manyireki received one hundred and twenty five million shillings in his account, he was overwhelmed by varying emotions.

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A woman displays a piece of impure gold after the 'washing' process. To purify it, its heated using a burner to remove the mercury.

Mercury in mining: A poisoned chalice

In the quest to eke out a living, artisanal gold miners in Uganda are risking their lives and slowly poisoning every living thing around them.

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Fred Musinguzi with Tullow Officials at the construction site of the Kyehoro health centre. (Photo: F.Mugerwa)

Local content: Hoima businessman defies the odds

As locals in the oil-rich Albertine region lament about failing to access business opportunities in the oil and gas industry, one of them seems to have penetrated the notorious local content 'wall of steel.’ 

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Tullow Uganda's Environment czar, Phillipe Bouzet (Photo: Beatrice Ongode)

Oil waste: Just how much should Uganda expect?

About 300,000 tonnes of drilling waste will be produced when oil production starts, Tullow Uganda’s Environmental Manager, Philippe Bouzet, has revealed.

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Production Sharing Agreement (PSA)

A contract between an oil company and a government, outlining the terms on which any discoveries of oil and gas will be shared.

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