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). Read More
Total E&P Uganda is working in Exploration Area 1 (EA-1) and Exploration Area 1A (EA-1A) within the Albertine Region. Below, the company’s Biodiversity Coordinator, Imogen Crowford, talks about working in an ecologically-sensitive area, and says Total is doing all it can to keep the Albertine environment intact. Read More
Prof. Morris Ogenga-Latigo is a Ugandan politician and farmer. Formerly Leader of Opposition in Parliament, he is now the Chairman of the Acholi Technical Working Committee on Oil and Gas, whose objective is to ensure that the Acholi sub-region gets a fair share of oil benefits.
Abas Byakagaba is the Commander of the Oil and Gas Protection Unit that was set up to protect Uganda’s petroleum assets. Formerly the Head of the Police Counter Terrorism Unit, Byakagaba has worked with Uganda Police for over 25 years. Oil in Uganda spoke to him about his work in the Albertine Graben and bring you the full interview below. Read More
Hon. Elly Karuhanga is the Chairman of the Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum and former President of Tullow Oil in Uganda. He is also a former Member of Parliament. Oil in Uganda caught up with him at his office in Kampala, where he briefly shared his thoughts about Uganda’s extractives sector. Read More
The Oil in Uganda team extends warm, seasonal greetings to all our readers. Also, to entertain you in between bouts of feasting, we have prepared a little quiz to test your general knowledge of oil in Uganda and beyond. Read More
Oil in Uganda set out to test the knowledge and interest of a cross section of Ugandans in Kampala and Luwero, seventy kilometers north of the capital, and discovered that more than six years after Uganda confirmed commercially viable oil deposits, Ugandans appear to be as uninformed-and disinterested-about their oil and gas industry, as they were prior to the discoveries. Read More
Dr. Duncan Clarke is a leading thinker, strategist, speaker and writer on the economics, geopolitics and dynamics of the extractives sector in Africa.
He has authored several books including: Africa’s Future: Darkness to Destiny, Africa: Crude Continent: The Struggle for Africa’s Oil Prize, Empires of Oil and The Battle For Barrels, as well as many other papers and insights. Read More
The development of Uganda’s media is hampered not only by political pressure from the ruling party but also by lack of professionalism, stemming from the attitude of media owners who care more about short-term profits than about good journalism, says Dr. Peter Mwesige in this exclusive, wide-ranging interview with Oil in Uganda. Read More
Dr. Jörg Wiegratz is a Lecturer in Political Economy of Global Development at the University of Leeds, School of Politics and International Studies. He is the author of, among others, Fake capitalism? The dynamics of neoliberal moral restructuring and pseudo-development: the case of Uganda, and Uganda’s Human Resource Challenge: Training, Business Culture and Economic Development. Read More