Congo Wants to Sell Gertler’s Oil Blocks on Ugandan Border

Oil production on Lake Albert.
Oil production on Lake Albert.

The Democratic Republic of Congo is forming a plan to take back two oil blocks from sanctioned Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and sell them to another company.

The Congolese government has talked to Tullow Oil Plc about purchasing a stake in the Lake Albert licenses along the country’s border with Uganda, said four people with knowledge of the discussions. Total SA and Eni SpA had also showed some interest, two of the people said.

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Congo Rebels Not Ready to Return From Uganda

m23 soldiers

Members of the former Congolese rebel group known as M23 should not be sent back from Uganda until the Kinshasa government honors the terms of a peace deal as the deadline approaches for their repatriation, an M23 spokesman said Monday.

Lawrence Kanyuka said “nothing had been done” to convince them that Congo’s government is ready to receive them. Kanyuka and other M23 leaders, including U.N.-sanctioned rebel commander Sultani Makenga, are now based in Uganda. Continue reading “Congo Rebels Not Ready to Return From Uganda”

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