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Oil Bonuses an Early Sign Uganda Suffering Resource ‘Curse,' Say Critics

Hefty bonuses paid to Ugandan officials who oversaw tax dispute settlements with international oil firms are a sign hydrocarbon discoveries are increasing corruption in the country, government opponents and transparency campaigners said. Commercial production is due to start in 2020 and some campaign groups are warning Uganda is already suffering the resource “curse,” in which a rush of petro-dollars suffocates the rest of the economy, encourages graft and stirs unrest. Uganda first...

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