Obama sends US troops to Uganda to help combat the LRA – but is oil the true reason?
OCTOBER 24, 2011
Oil have been found in the underground below Lake Albert on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Production of 150,000 barrels of oil per day by 2015 place Uganda among top 50 oil producing nations is planned. A leaked US embassy cable (Wikileaks, #08KAMPALA393) reveals Uganda have been asking for help stepping up security in and around the oil rich area. ” - Uganda’s acting foreign minister Henry Okello Oryem.