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Uganda oil find fraught with promises and perils - 05 Jul 09

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Uploaded on Jul 4, 2009

Oil companies are claiming that oil finds in Uganda will be the biggest onshore reserves in Africa. The country's western part reportedly has the potential of producing billions of barrels. Uganda and the oil executives insist that mistakes in past oil booms will not be repeated.

But those those dangers are all too evident - the expectations of a poor local population, a natural environment and the potential for conflict.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Simmons reports.

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