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  • Tanzania passes ‘urgent’ petroleum laws, Civil Society concerned

    Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete last week told the country’s Parliament that he would accent to the recently passed petroleum Bills as soon as they get to his desk days after the Legislators passed three controversial laws amidst concerns by civil society that the process was not consultative. Read More

  • An Extractive Affair: The world’s poorest country loses millions to tax dodging

    ActionAid has released a new investigative report that reveals that cash-strapped Malawi lost over $43 million to one company in tax in the last six years. Read More

  • Bunyoro leaders demand for more

    The King of Bunyoro, His Majesty Solomon Gafabusa Iguru displays a precious stone. The Kingdom hopes to use royalties to boost household incomes in the Region (Photo: Francis Mugerwa)

    Leaders from the oil-rich Bunyoro Kingdom want Parliament to review the recently-passed oil laws and include clauses that will empower the Kingdom and people in the region to realise economic benefits from the exploitation of oil and gas resources. Read More

  • Uranium can power Uganda’s growth, but at what cost?

    Uganda’s Vision 2040 estimates that the country will require 41,738 MW of installed capacity by 2040, of which nearly 60% (24,000 MW) will come from nuclear. In this second article about Uganda’s nuclear industry, Luke Williams talks about how much uranium has been found to date and Uganda’s ambitious plan to use its resources to power its economy. Read More

  • Norway renews oil sector funding, urges Uganda to join EITI

    Finance Minister Matia Kasaija at the signing ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Norwegian Embassy)

    The Norwegian government last week committed an additional 6.5 million dollars to support Uganda’s oil and gas sector in a new agreement that was signed by the Norwegian Ambassador to Uganda, H.E. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther and the new Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Matia Kasaija at the Finance Ministry Headquarters in Kampala. Read More

  • Licensing application deadline extended, licenses expected in January 2016

    Energy Ministry Permanent Secretary, Kabagambe Kaliisa at the launch of the licensing round in Kampala on 24 February 2015. (Photo: F. Nalubega)

    The Ugandan government has extended the date of receiving applications for firms interested in securing oil exploration licenses in the Albertine Graben by a period of one month. Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • Image: RVR repairs

    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

  • 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