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Uganda's estimated oil wealth has increased from 3.5 billion to 6.5 billion barrels,following new discoveries. || 80% of the land in Uganda is tilled by Women but they own less than 10% of it. || The Albertine grabben, where most of Uganda's oil is found, is also one of the most ecologically diverse regions in Africa.

Read about eviction of refinery affected people, our work with ERA, the need to protect the environment from oil threats, our involvement with youth...

We are glad to introduce you to the first issue of our monthly newsletter. If you want to know more about the plight of the refinery affected people and the unlawful evictions taking place in Hoima district, this is a must read. Also, you will find out why ERA must step up and protect electricity consumers. Read about why we must all stand up and protect the environment from oil threats- even if it means we all join AFIEGO and camp together at the National Environment Management Authority and Uganda Wildlife Authority offices until EIAs involving public hearings (as required by law) are carried out and tangible steps taken to protect our wildlife. Of course, you cannot afford to miss out on the inspiring story of Dickens Kamugisha and his journey from a barefooted village boy to a passionate human rights defender and our work bringing youth on board the energy cause.We look forward to your feedback. Enjoy reading TheEnergizer.AFIEGO newsletter, May 2014