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2012-02-27 08:21:26 Nation Attracts U.S. $3 Billion in Oil Investments [East African] Uganda's "oil rush" has attracted an estimated $3 billion in exploration investments since 2006, with companies channelling funds towards prospecting for more recoverable oil deposits as the country seeks to prolong the life span of its commercially viable deposits, currently estimated to last from 20-40 years.

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Wednesday, 08-27-14, 13:18In Search for Power, Ethiopia Turns to Growing Sugar[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Eating and drinking in Ethiopia involves a lot of sugar, from the quintessentially Ethiopian buna (coffee) ceremony to the fare in pastry shops. But it's expensive to import.

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