Misery Reigns Over Uganda’s Oil City

December 19, 2013 4:17 pm0 comments by:
Misery Reigns Over Uganda’s Oil City

“I regret why I sold my property and came here to suffer l wish I had remained where I was I would be better now” Laments  a 30-year-old motorcycle taxi driver who sold everything to relocate to Uganda’s oil city with the hope of making his dream of getting rich come true. The Continent Observer’s Joseph Elunya traveled to Uganda’s oil city-Hoima to find out how life has changed there since the first commercial discovery of oil was made in 2006. The situation in Uganda’s oil city-Hoima, which is located 225 kilometer North West of the capital Kampala, has not changed despite the commercial discovery of oil. All what one […]

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Tullow Hits Dry Well in Ethiopia

December 9, 2013 2:41 pm0 comments by:
Tullow Hits Dry Well in Ethiopia

dis Ababa-Tullow Oil plc has hit a dry well in Ethiopia.
The company announced today that the Tultule-1 wildcat well in the South Omo block onshore Ethiopia, has reached a total depth of 2,101 meters and will be plugged and abandoned as a dry hole.

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Children as Young as Ten Facing Exploitation in Uganda’s Artisanal Gold Mines

November 27, 2013 10:21 am0 comments by:
Children as Young as Ten Facing Exploitation in Uganda’s Artisanal Gold Mines

Kampala-Children as young as ten years are being employed to work in artisanal goldmines in the remote north eastern Karamoja, region of Uganda. The children are being employed by former cattle rustlers who have turned to gold mining after lossing their livelihood to the Uganda Government led disarmament excercise. The former rustlers who lost their livelihood of raiding cattle from the neighbroing communites after the disarmament excercise turned to gold ming as an alternative source of income. They have however found cheap labor in underage children whom they employ to work for them at a very low wage. At Acerer mining site, located some twenty kilometers north west of Nakapiripirit […]

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Tanzania Releases Natural Gas Policy Document

November 21, 2013 9:57 am0 comments by:
Tanzania Releases Natural Gas Policy Document

Dar-es Salam-Tanzanian Government has finally released the national Natural Gas Policy document .
The document which has been released provides a comprehensive framework for addressing challenges in the natural gas industry.

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Blood in Uganda’s Artisan Gold Mining

November 18, 2013 3:22 pm0 comments by:
Blood in Uganda’s Artisan Gold Mining

Death and fear is what welcomes one to Acerer gold mining site in the remote Karamoja region of north eastern Uganda. The gold mining site located 450 kilometers north east of the capital Kampala is controlled and managed by former catle rustlers. About 3000 former cattle rustlers who lost their livelihood when the Government of Uganda launched forceful disarmament excercise 11 years ago have found an alternative source of income by engaging in illegal gold mining. Following the discovery of gold in Acerer, hundreds of youths locally known as ‘karacunas’ have migrated to Nakapiripirit district with the hope of eking a living from mining gold. But as the gold rush […]

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Blood in Uganda’s Gold Mine

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Blood in Uganda’s Gold Mine

Death and fear is what welcomes one to Acerer gold mining site in the remote Karamoja region of north eastern Uganda. The gold mining site located 450 kilometers north east of the capital Kampala is controlled and managed by former catle rustlers. About 3000 former cattle rustlers who lost their livelihood when the Government of Uganda launched forceful disarmament excercise 11 years ago have found an alternative source of income by engaging in illegal gold mining. Following the discovery of gold in Acerer, hundreds of youths locally known as ‘karacunas’ have migrated to Nakapiripirit district with the hope of eking a living from mining gold. But as the gold rush […]

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Tanzania Projected to Become Leading Iron Producer in Africa

September 22, 2013 8:38 am1 comment by:
Tanzania Projected to Become Leading Iron Producer in Africa

Tanzania is projected, to become one of the major producers of iron in Africa when it starts mining an estimated one million tons by the year 2018/19.

The mining will be spearheaded by Tanzania China Mineral Resource Limited –TCIMRL, a joint company between Tanzania National Development Company and Sichuan Hongda Group-SHG of China.

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ASCO enters Tanzania with BG win

September 13, 2013 11:26 pm0 comments by:
ASCO enters Tanzania with BG win

ASCO has won a major contract to provide Supply Base services to BG in Tanzania.
The international oil and gas services company has been awarded the three year contract, valued at around $100m

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Construction of Pipeline Going According to Plan-Tanzanian Energy Minister

August 28, 2013 6:54 pm0 comments by:
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The Tanzania government is satisfied with the ongoing works, to construct pipelines to transport natural gas from Mtwara to Dar es Salaam.

This was revealed during a joint visit to the site by the Minister for Minerals and Energy Prof. Sospeter Muhongo and the Chinese Ambassador, Lu-Youging.

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Foreign Investors Appetite for Tanzania Energy Sector Grows

June 25, 2013 5:35 pm0 comments by:
Foreign Investors Appetite for Tanzania Energy Sector Grows

NEWCASTLE—As Global investors seek opportunities to invest in Africa, the appetite to invest in Tanzania Energy industry has increased; largely reflecting the discoveries of huge gas resources and the positive economic outlook.

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