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Kingdoms Clash Over Uganda’s Oil Cash

January 31, 2014 6:51 am0 comments
Kingdoms Clash Over Uganda’s Oil Cash

By Betty Mujungu Kampala-Two kingdoms in Uganda are embroiled in a bitter wrangle over an oil rich district. The kingdoms-Tooro and Rwenzuru are wrangling over Ntoroko a district in the Rwenzori region of Uganda. The district in contention lies in the oil rich Albertine Graben, where there is an estimated 3.5 billion barrels of Uganda’s oil. The district with more than 10 tribes, where the Batuku are the major tribe, was a quiet and rarely talked about before the discovery of oil. The inhabitants of the district were pastoralists and fisher men who paid allegiance to Tooro kingdom. But in early 2012, when the government of Uganda licensed a Chinese […]

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