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  • A section of the displaced residents at a recent meeting in the camp. (Photo: Courtesy Global Rights Alert)

    Rwamutonga evictions: Four dead, hundreds starving

    A section of the displaced residents at a recent meeting in the camp. (Photo: Courtesy of Global Rights Alert)

    Four children have died and many more could starve to death as the hundreds of people who were forcefully evicted from Rwamutonga village, Hoima district continue to wait for court to decide their fate. Read More

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    The nuclear industry explained

    Oil in Uganda will run a four-part series on the nuclear industry for our readers to get a better understanding of it as Uganda pushes ahead with plans to exploit its uranium resources for nuclear energy. In this first part, we explain the complex nature of uranium exploitation, breaking it down to the basics from mining to disposal. Read More

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    Refinery will take five years to complete

    Repairs to the railway network operated by RVR in Kenya and Tanzania. Transport infrastructure remains a challenge as Uganda readies itself for oil production.

    Uganda’s planned crude oil refinery will take five years to complete, a representative of the firm that won the bid to build the multi-billion 60,000 barrels per day facility has revealed. Read More

  • A map showing the location of the TEN project. (Source: Citifmonline)

    Tullow gets temporary relief in Ghana, but border dispute far from over

    A map showing the location of the TEN project. (Source: Citifmonline)

    Tullow Oil’s shares rose to a five-month high on Monday this week after the Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) ruled in Ghana’s favour in a maritime dispute with Ivory Coast. Read More

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    Uganda gets its first oil waste treatment plant

    Wedulo Andrew, a lab technician, displays clean water (left) after purification of oil waste water (right). Photo: F. Nalubega

    A twenty-million dollar oil waste treatment plant has been inaugurated in Hoima District, the first of its kind in East Africa. Read More

  • President Kenyatta (left) shakes hands with Davis Chirchir at an earlier event.

    Kenyan Energy Minister suspended over pipeline deal

    President Kenyatta (left) shakes hands with Davis Chirchir at an earlier event.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta last month suspended Energy and Petroleum Cabinet Secretary, Davis Chirchir over alleged involvement in corrupt dealings. Read More

  • Ag. Director of the Petroleum Directorate, Ernest Rubondo

    Petroleum Directorate formed as oil institutions begin to take shape

    Ag. Director of the Petroleum Directorate, Ernest Rubondo

    A Petroleum Directorate has been established in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, Oil in Uganda has learnt. Read More

  • Mr. Sasiirwe Jonny

    “President Museveni’s Advisors misleading him on value addition”

    Mr. Sasiirwe Jonny

    Sasiirwe Jonny is the National Chairman of the Artisanal and Small Scale Miners Association in Uganda. He has been involved in mining for over 26 years and owns the Kasita Mining Company in Mubende District.  He talked to Oil in Uganda about working in an industry that he joined at the age of 24, shortly after the NRM regime came to power through a guerrilla war that he took part in. Read More

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    Oil agriculture

    Oil and gas may be seen as the in-thing for cash-hungry governments in Africa, but agriculture will outlast it. 

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    Invest oil money in infrastructure, health-Survey

    A 2012 photo showing repairs to the railway network operated by RVR in Kenya and Tanzania. Whereas such infrastructure upgrades are vital for the oil and gas sector, some Ugandans would like the government to invest oil proceeds in upgrading rural road networks.

    A survey commissioned by Oil in Uganda in Western and Central Uganda has revealed that a bigger percentage of Ugandans there would like the government to invest oil proceeds in improving road and transport infrastructure.  Read More