Ugandan NGOs Sue To Block $2.9B Tullow Oil Deal

Law360, New York (October 25, 2011, 3:11 PM EDT) -- A group of Ugandan activist organizations on Tuesday reportedly sued to block Tullow Oil PLC's proposed $2.9 billion sale of two-thirds of its interest in an oil exploration project in the country to France's Total SA and China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd.

Six nongovernmental organizations sued the Ugandan government and Tullow in the country's constitutional court. They allege that the executive branch of the Ugandan government, including President Yoweri Museveni, coerced the parliament to reverse previous resolutions to block the deal without assurances that local communities affected...
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