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Aug 20

Corporate impunity:Eviction of the Maasai People from their Land in Loliondo, Tanzania

Violence between the Tanzanian government and the Maasai people of Loliondo has continued to mount in the face of their eviction from ancestral lands on the Western Serengeti.

Since February 12, 2015, Tanzanian government forces have begun forcibly evicting Maasai from their homes, burning...

Aug 20

Rights at risk: Mining Companies to bypass Land owners

Uganda’s constitution provides that all land in Uganda is owned by the people of Uganda, however, mineral wealth beneath belongs to government. Ugandans therefore, have absolute surface rights.While the Minerals Act, section 42 states that all exploration companies must obtain surface...

Aug 20

Why we must preserve environment in the oil region

By Moses MugwisaIn a country that is landlocked and almost exclusively dependent on agricultural products for its economy, as it progresses gradually to an industrialised economy, any opportunity for economic diversification is exciting.

Oil and gas industry development...

Aug 18

High prospects for oil reserves in Hoima, Karamoja

There are high prospects of finding huge commercial deposits of oil in areas around Hoima town and Moroto district in eastern Uganda, the Government has said.

Areas with high prospects around Hoima town are located in the Hoima sedimentary basin, while those in Moroto are in the...

Aug 18

Environmental costs related to Limestome mining at the Dura Quary site in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kawenge

Introduction Hima Cement (U) Ltd, Uganda’s leading cement manufacturer is part of...