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One World: Oil in Uganda

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Documentary maker: Tim Desmond

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One World: Oil in Uganda

The largest onshore oilfield in sub-Saharan Africa has been discovered in Uganda with the involvement of Irish-founded company, Tullow Oil.

Part of the find is located beneath a game reserve and is in a poorly-developed part of the east African Rift Valley.

It will generate total revenue of at least $50 billion dollars over the next 10 to 15 years and move Uganda from a consumer of oil to a significant producer.

As Tullow Oil and its partners prepare to put this huge discovery into production, Tim Desmond looks at the potential effects of oil on Uganda; it’s economy and society.

He asks who will benefit from the discovery and how will it change the lives of ordinary Ugandans?

Producer, Tim Desmond

'One World' - a sister series of the Documentary on One - is a 7 part documentary series focusing on global development issues around the world and is produced in partnership with Irish Aid

If you wish to listen to the other documentaries in the One World series, click here

First broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Tuesday August 9th., 2011

An Irish radio documentary from RTÉ Radio 1, Ireland - Documentary on One - the home of Irish radio documentaries.

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