Washington and Moscow try to force Museveni to choose sides over fuel imports
The US is putting pressure on its Ugandan ally, which is eager to take advantage of the war in Ukraine to acquire cheap Russian oil products.
The hydrocarbons ministry has become the most sought after administration in the country as Uganda waits for the start of crude oil exports from Lake Albert. The post of secretary general, which is particularly under pressure, has a new incumbent.
The Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni is still determined to see through the Kabaale refinery project, even though there is now no chance that an investment decision will be taken prior to the 2021 presidential election in which he is intending to stand for a new term.