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OIL EXTRACTION AND THE POTENTIAL FOR DOMESTIC INSTABILITY IN UGANDA

Abstract: The exportation of oil offers tremendous opportunities for Uganda. It also poses several risks to Uganda’s domestic security. Drawing on field research in Uganda, as well as archival research, this paper identifies three potential sources of domestic instability stemming from oil exportation: increased urbaniza-tion, unpredictability in tax revenue collection,...

Oct , 17

STATE OF UGANDA POPULATION 2011 REPORT

Uganda’s population has grown by 1.6 million people, according to the report released today by the population secretariat.  The high growth is as a result of the second highest fertility at 3.2% annually, second only to Niger. The report focuses on improving reproductive health and broadening opportunities for national development....

Oct , 17

OIL DISCOVERY IN UGANDA: MANAGING EXPECTATIONS

This paper discusses the management of expectations associated with the recent discovery of commercialisable oil (and gas) in Uganda. No commercial oil was flowing at the time of research and no oil revenues are expected until after 2013. The ‘early production agreement’ reached between Uganda and the oil companies (particularly...

Oct , 17

UGANDA: OIL SUCCESSION PLANS COMBINE IN KAMPALA

“One of the peculiarities of African governments with long-serving leaders is that whereas they are led by aging men and women, their public institutions are pubescent. Like minors everywhere, these institutions tend to be easy to abuse and harder to control as the spell of paternalism wears off. Unsurprisingly, where...

by TMG
Jun , 12