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Nigeria’s Oranto Petroleum secures Lake Albert exploration license

Nigeria’s Oranto Petroleum has joined Australian counterpart Armour Energy on the list of latest players in Uganda’s oil and gas industry. Oranto was this morning awarded two oil and gas Exploration liscences over the Ngassa Shallow Contract Area and Ngasa Deep Play Contract Area in Hoima’s Albertine Graben. Energy Minister, Irene Muloni said the licenses hav... Read more


Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) has the single largest demand for mercury globally. In 2011, an estimated 1,400 tonnes of mercury were used by artisanal miners worldwide Mercury is mixed with gold containing ores to form a mercury-gold amalgam which is then heated to vaporize the mercury and release the gold. Mercury emitted into the air settles onto land wher... Read more

Australia’s Armour Energy makes bold move into Uganda

The Government of Uganda has signed a Production Sharing Agreement and awarded a four-year petroleum exploration license to Australia’s Armour Energy for the Kanywataba area. The signing ceremony was held on 14th September 2017 at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development head office at Amber House in Kampala, presided over by Energy Minister, Irene Muloni. ... Read more

The Standard Gauge Railway: Railing East Africa to development

Since its inception, the Standard Gauge Railway has been the talk on the tables of so many analysts in Uganda and Kenya. Its price being the focal point with comparisons being made between Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. This has delayed the kick-off of the project in Uganda. It is from this background that Africa Centre for Media Excellence organized a talk led... Read more