Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, a 450- mile long volcanic trench ripped open by shifting tectonic plates, is known as the cradle of mankind for the million-year- old remains of human forebears discovered there.
Uganda will begin production tests at its Lake Albert oil fields in September, part of a longer-range program aimed at building a refinery that will begin operating within three years, the Energy Ministry said.
Caprikat Ltd. and Foxwhelp Ltd. have restarted exploration of oil blocks along Lake Albert in Democratic Republic of Congo after a court last week rescinded an injunction won by Tullow Oil Plc in September.
Dan Gertler’s bearded face lights up as he looks out the helicopter window. Below, an installation twice the size of Monaco rises from a clearing in the central African forest, where it transforms ore mined from the ochre earth into sheets of copper.
-- Tullow Oil Plc , the U.K. explorer with the most licenses in Africa, dropped in London trading after the New Vision newspaper reported that Uganda canceled one of its exploration licenses in Lake Albert.