Ugandan Oil Pipeline Sparks Rivalry Between Kenya and Tanzania

From left, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC, Aug. 7, 2014 (AP photo by Molly Riley).
From left, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta and Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington DC, Aug. 7, 2014 (AP photo by Molly Riley).

Last month, Tanzanian authorities confiscated the passports of Kenyan officials who were in Tanzania with a team of Ugandan officials working on an analysis of proposed routes for a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline, denying them access to the port of Tanga. In an email interview, Jonathan Markham, an upstream analyst with GlobalData, discussed the dispute between Kenya and Tanzania over the proposed pipeline to export Ugandan oil. WPR: What are the proposed pipeline routes from Uganda, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each route? Jonathan Markham: A range of possible pipeline routes to ports has been proposed, including Lamu […]

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