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Vol 51 No 8

Published 16th April 2010


Contractual confusion

The disputes about Congo-Kinshasa’s oil concessions, licences, claims and terms have grown so tangled that, we hear, President Joseph Kabila may ask Uganda for help with a review. There were armed clashes between the two countries’ forces in 2007 over their rival claims to oil-bearing areas of Lake Albert and its islands. Amid the ensuing rapprochement, the Permanent Secretary of the Ugandan Ministry of Energy, Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa, who led negotiations about his own country’s agreements with investors, suggested to Congolese officials that they could get better terms.

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