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The geopolitics of access to oil resources: The case of Uganda

Date: 2016
What remains to be seen however is how Uganda intends to handle foreign interests that have for decades been associated with the “black Gold” ranging from the far-fetched interests of Western and Eastern powers, to the very eminent interests of neighboring East African Community Member states and other countries of the great lakes region. In face of the volatile oil prices, over which a Uganda clearly has no control, and the threat of global warming which has questioned the sustainability of continued use of fossil fuel, it remains to be seen how developing countries, like Uganda as a case study in this thesis- with new oil discoveries shall succeed in an already saturated oil market. This thesis explores different geopolitical concerns that Uganda ought to have regarded to as she accesses her oil, and the need to strike a balance between her national interests as a sovereign state, without jeopardizing its international relations with other stakeholder states.

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