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Tilenga Project: Government to conduct public oil hearings

Government has accepted to hold two public hearings over the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report for the Tilenga oil project. The public is hereby notified that the Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has been requested by the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA)

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NEMA reviews environmental concerns over Tilenga project

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is seeking public comments on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report for the Tilenga oil project. The name Tilenga is derived from two local names for the Uganda Kob (Antelope) which is called “Til” in Acholi and

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Turkish National rescued from mob over suspected defilement

A Turkish national recently survived a mob in the oil-rich Hoima district after he was suspected of having a sexual affair with a high school girl. The suspect only identified as Humid arrived in Hoima district in 2013 as an expatriate worker of Kolin construction Ltd, a company which was

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NEMA reviews environmental concerns over Tilenga project

The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is seeking public comments on the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) report for the Tilenga oil project. The name Tilenga is derived from two local names for the Uganda Kob (Antelope) which is called “Til” in Acholi and

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Natural resource curse

The ‘natural resource curse’ refers to situations where the extraction of a country’s natural resource wealth causes widespread harm.  This is commonly said to result from political conflict over the resources, high inequality in the distribution of benefits, environmental pollution, corruption, weak government institutions unable or unwilling to manage the resources effectively, or a combination of all of these.  (See also, ‘Dutch Disease’)

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