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Uganda Attracts U.S.$3 Billion in Oil Investments

Uganda's "oil rush" has attracted an estimated $3 billion in exploration investments since 2006, with companies channelling funds towards prospecting for more recoverable oil...

Lessons From Uganda’s Oil Agreements With Investors

Earlier this month Uganda announced that it had signed the much delayed oil production agreements with Tullow Oil, the main investor in the upstream...

China Eyes Uganda’s Rail and Roadworks

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday held brief talks at State House Entebbe, with China's Defence Minister Gen. Liang Gaunglie and his delegation that is on a five day state visit to Uganda

Uganda’s Oil Can Support the Country’s Economy

For the past few weeks, Uganda's Parliament has been pre-occupied with oil postmortem. Both the members of the ruling party and the opposition agree on crucifying some people. They have generated more heat for themselves than light for Ugandans. The rest of us just look on in bewilderment. A Primary Seven son of a minister could only ask his father to resign. Are we witnessing institutional entropy?

Ugandans Wonder: Is US After Kony, Or Oil?

AFRICANGLOBE - Ugandans are unsure of the Obama administration’s agenda in its military intervention in the hunt for rebel leader Joseph Kony. Why now, they ask. Jackee Budesta Batanda reports that peace activists are skeptical about military approaches to the conflict.

Ugandan Govt Wins $435 Million Oil Case Against Heritage

AFRICANGLOBE - Uganda on Wednesday won the first round of the $435m oil tax a decision that reaffirms its ability to control and manage the nascent oil and gas industry. The Tax Appeals Tribunal after a three hour session upheld that the transaction was taxable and the amount ($434.9m) assessed by URA remains the same.

The Return of Jinja, Town On the Nile

With no coastline to boast of, beach tourism in landlocked Uganda is a far cry from the splendour of the Kenyan and Tanzanian [rather Zanzibari] seashore, where some of the world's A-listers and lovers go to cavort in the sand and sun.

British Firm Illegally Evicts 20,000 Ugandans From Their Land

The revelation is contained in a report, Land and Power, released on Thursday by British NGO Oxfam, which notes that speculators, pension funds and global agri-businesses from rich countries have been quietly acquiring large chunks of land in African countries such as Uganda, South Sudan and Ethiopia, leading to conflict, hunger and human rights abuses.

Food Security Gets Research Boost in East Africa

A consortium of East African institutes is researching new seed varieties better suited to dry areas to combat the effects of climate change in the region.

Eritrea's President Afeworki Embarks On Uganda Visit

Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki has embarked on a three day visit to Uganda at the invitation of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, in what observers termed a notable attempt at 'mending fences'

Chinese Investments in Uganda on the Increase

The Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE), a union of all employers in Uganda has conducted a survey that shows a rise in the number of Chinese investors in Uganda.

Tanzania and Uganda Sign $3 Billion Railway Deal

In the multi-billion railway project, the two countries have said they will consider a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model for the development of agriculture, agro-industry, manufacturing, transport and service sector among others.

Remittances to Africa Hit $40 Billion

In Africa, migration is a vital lifeline for the continent and African migrants play a big role in the development of their home countries. Between...