Middle East / Africa
Country profile: Uganda
|Location:||Eastern Africa, west of Kenya|
|Climate:||tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast|
|Terrain:||mostly plateau with rim of mountains|
|Size:||236040 sq. km total (Land area: 199710 sq. km Water area: 36330 sq.km)|
|Languages:||English (official national language, taught in grade schools, used in courts of law and by most newspapers and some radio broadcasts), Ganda or Luganda (most widely used of the Niger-Congo languages|
|Legal system:||in 1995, the government restored the legal system to one based on English common law and customary law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations|
|Currency:||Ugandan shilling (UGX)|
The colonial boundaries created by Britain to delimit Uganda grouped together a wide range of ethnic groups with different political systems and cultures. These differences prevented the establishment of a working political community after independence was achieved in 1962. The dictatorial regime of Idi AMIN (1971-79) was responsible for the deaths of some 300,000 opponents; guerrilla war and human rights abuses under Milton OBOTE (1980-85) claimed at least another 100,000 lives.
The rule of Yoweri MUSEVENI since 1986 has brought relative stability and economic growth to Uganda. During the 1990s, the government promulgated non-party presidential and legislative elections.
Energy production and consumption
|Consumption:||11,000 bbl/day (2005 est.)|
|Imports:||10,870 bbl/day (2005 est.)|
Uganda - recent news
|23 Jan 23
||Uganda to hold third oil licensing round in May
Uganda's minister of energy and mineral development, said Friday that a third oil licensing round would be announced in May in an effort to further develop a sector on track to produce its first oil in 2025.
|12 Jan 23
||Uganda agrees oil exploration deals with two firms including Australia's DGR Global
Uganda’s cabinet has agreed for the energy ministry to sign production-sharing agreements (PSA) for two oil exploration blocks with two oil companies, including a unit of Australia’s DGR Global.
|08 Mar 22
||Uganda: Schlumberger awarded extensive service contract for Tilenga onshore oil development in Uganda by TotalEnergies
Schlumberger has been awarded an extensive contract for drilling, completions and production services by TotalEnergies for its Tilenga onshore oil development in Uganda.
|16 Feb 22
||Uganda: Tullow receives contingent consideration following Final Investment Decision in Uganda
Tullow Oil has announced that the Final Investment Decision for the Tilenga Project in Uganda and the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) as reported by TotalEnergies on 1 February 2022 has triggered a contingent consideration of $75 million in relation to Tullow’s sale of its assets in Uganda to Total in 2020.
|01 Feb 22
||Uganda/ Tanzania: TotalEnergies announces launch of the Lake Albert Resources Development Project
The Lake Albert Development Project partners announced the final investment decision and the launch of the major project representing a total investment of approx. $10 billion. The Lake Albert development encompasses the Tilenga and Kingfisher upstream oil projects in Uganda and the construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) in Uganda and Tanzania.
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Other countries in this region
- Central Africa Republic,
- Congo (Brazzaville),
- Congo (Democratic Rep.),
- Cote d'Ivoire,
- Equatorial Guinea,
- Guinea (Republic),
- Guinea Bissau,
- Sao Tome,
- Saudi Arabia,
- Sierra Leone,
- South Africa,
- South Sudan,
- United Arab Emirates,
- Western Sahara,