Archive for the ‘Uganda’ Category

Uganda Gives Belgian Firm Contract To Develop Bukasa Port

Via The East African, an article on Uganda’s decision to give a Belgian firm the contract to develop Bukasa port: Uganda has awarded a contract to a Belgian firm to reclaim land and dreg the Lake Victoria bed to pave the way for the development of Bukasa port. The Belgian firm Coil and Coppleters NV […]

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Uganda: Behind the Government’s Refinery Deal with UAE’s Alpha

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a look at Uganda’s oil refinery ambitions where there is a hope the Emirati deal will deliver the long-delayed refinery, but with its economic viability in doubt, the government is lining up fresh partners just in case: In January, the government in Uganda announced that it had entered negotiations with […]

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Hydrocarbon Investments Are Turning Around Uganda’s Economy

Courtesy of The Africa Report, a report on how hydrocarbon investments are turning around Uganda’s economy: In Uganda, from the start of production and for next 25 years, the new oil and gas development will provide a $40bn boost to the country’s economy. In normal times, an economic event with the potential to raise millions […]

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Uganda Seeks Chinese Funding For Oil Pipeline

Via Energy Daily, an article on Uganda’s efforts to secure funding for a controversial oil pipeline: Uganda is in the final stages of negotiations with Chinese financiers to help fund a controversial pipeline project after some Western partners pulled out, a senior official said Wednesday.“We are having final discussions with our Chinese partners to provide […]

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On Track: Uganda Revives Colonial-Era Railway After Chinese Funds Fall Through

Uganda’s government is revamping a 400-kilometer old railway line between Tororo in eastern Uganda, near the border with Kenya, and Gulu in the north, near South Sudan. The revamp, set to cost $55.4 million over the next two years, follows an agreement with the Chinese contractor China Road and Bridge Corporation. As reported by Rfi, Uganda […]

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China’s Oil Gambit in Africa’s Conflict Zones

Courtesy of The Diplomat, a report on China’s efforts to double down on its African energy investments even in the face of local opposition and violent conflict: As China, the United States, and other players jockey for position in present and future energy sectors, the African continent faces a pivotal moment in its oil and […]

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