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Obama sending US troops to oil rich Uganda and other African countries

U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday announced the deployment of around 100 U.S. special operations troops to Uganda to fight the rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army.

In a letter to Congress, Obama informed that in the next months further U.S. troops will be shipped out to other African countries as well, including South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In 2009, an announcement was made of a large oil discovery in Uganda, which the company Heritage Oil claimed could be the largest onshore discovery in sub-Saharan Africa. Paul Atherton, chief financial officer, told The Times that the wider field it was developing, dubbed Buffalo-Giraffe, had several “billions of barrels of oil in place”.

He said that the field, which is 9,000 square kilometers in size – or six times the size of Greater London – was unquestionably the largest onshore discovery made in sub-Saharan Africa in at least 20 years, possibly ever. “It’s a world-class discovery, the most exciting new basin in Africa in decades.”

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4 Responses to “Obama sending US troops to oil rich Uganda and other African countries”

  1. [Obama Sending U.S. Combat Troops to Uganda Obama sends 100 US troops to Uganda to fight LRA Obama Flouts the Constitution Once Again, Sends 100 Special Operations Forces to Africa Obama sending US troops to oil rich Uganda and other African countries

  2. One of Uganda’s Production Sharing Agreements is available to the public to read, after a leaked copy was placed online. While the contracts will deliver vast profits to the western oil companies, the contracts will prevent the Ugandan people from receiving their due benefits.
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  3. […] the African continent is underway. On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, […]

  4. […] to gain a foothold into the African continent with its troops officially present in Eritrea and Uganda in an effort to maintain security and remove other theocratic religious groups, the sectarian […]


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