Elections are underway today in Uganda. The African country has been in the news for much of the past year due to its controversial laws on homosexuality, and the January murder of a prominent gay rights activist.
But that's not all at stake today.
As GlobalPost Senior Correspondent for Africa Tristan McConnell points out, the other main issue in Uganda is oil. The Rift Valley is full of the stuff, and Uganda's oil windfall is estimated to be worth $2 billion a year for the next two decades.
But along with a potential boost to Uganda's economy, oil money brings worries: Corruption. Environmental degredation. Complicated relationships with Chinese and other foreign oil firms.
Here's how Tristan puts it: