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Uber’s Uganda operation facing a driver revolt over low fees
On the 5th of July, Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima Opened Pandora’s’ Box on the reality of Uber In...
Tracking the Missing Link: Why Uganda is missing out on the Cocoa windfall
On the Campaign Trail in 2016, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who was campaigning for a 7th term, stopped in...
McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
Uganda needs a caffeine fix: insights from Vietnam’s coffee market success
Until recently Vietnam and Uganda shared a similar trajectory in the development of their coffee sectors. Today, Vietnam has emerged as the second largest coffee producer in the world. In Uganda, poor agricultural inputs and a failing institutional environment have resulted in low yields and slower development of the... Read more
Health and safety takes the back seat in Eastern Uganda’s gold rush
 With red dust all over his body, a short well-built man, probably 40- 50 years steps out of a 50-foot pit, to speak to a group of Researchers about the issues surrounding his mining site. This man is Majidu Musisi, he is the Chairman of Nabwala Gold Mining site... Read more
Shell says protests shut flow station on Nigerian Escravos oil line
Royal Dutch Shell has shut down an Escravos crude oil flow station in Nigeria’s Niger Delta after villagers demanding aid staged a protest, the firm and residents said on Wednesday. In another blow to the oil major, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militant group said it had attacked the... Read more
Chinese delegation to visit Nigeria to discuss oil investments
A Chinese delegation will visit Nigeria this month to discuss investment in the West African country’s oil and gas industry, Nigeria’s oil minister said on Wednesday. In June, state-owned Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it had signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) worth $80 billion with Chinese firms to... Read more
Uganda’s gov’t awards 8 production licences to Tullow Oil, Total
Uganda has granted eight production licenses to France’s Total and UK-listed explorer Tullow Oil. Three of the licenses were issued to Total while five went  to Tullow. This clears a major hurdle as the east African country seeks to move faster toward commencing production. Commercial crude reserves were discovered... Read more
South Sudan seeks to restart Oil production with Khartoum help
South Sudan First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai said that his country has asked Khartoum to provide technical assistance to restart oil production from oil fields in Unity area. Unity oilfields have been shut down since 2014 due to the fighting between the government and SPLM-IO troops. The lack... Read more
Ghana’s President says boundary dispute with Ivory coast is slowing Oil sector development
Ghana’s President John Mahama said on Thursday that a maritime boundary dispute with Ivory Coast had affected the development of the new TEN oil field, but that Ghana was nonetheless committed to a peaceful resolution of the dispute. Mahama was speaking shortly after an opening ceremony for Ghana’s second... Read more
Militants blow up Nigeria pipeline, Chevron protest goes on
Militants blew up another crude pipeline in Nigeria’s Niger Delta, a youth and protest leader said on Thursday. Protesters also continued to block the entrance to a Chevron  oil depot in the restive southern region for a third day.   On Wednesday, a previously unknown group called Delta Greenland... Read more
Libya’s hopes to boost crude exports have been dealt a blow after the head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) objected to a deal between the government and local guards to reopen key ports.   In a letter seen by Reuters to U.N. Libya envoy Martin Kobler and a... Read more
​Militants in Nigeria have attacked a crude oil pipeline on the outskirts of Warri, a city in the Niger Delta, which is operated by a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), a community leader said on Monday. Two blasts were heard on the Pipelines and Product Marketing... Read more