The East African Rift is unusual in that most of the world's active rifts are found in oceanic crust, and mostly beneath the seas. Besides the much smaller Baikal Rift Zone in eastern Russia and the remote, ice sheet-covered West Antarctic Rift, it is the only other example of actively rifting continental crust on Earth.
The East African Rift consists of two main branches called the Eastern Rift Valley and the Western Rift Valley. These result from the actions of numerous normal (dip-slip) faults which are typical of all tectonic rift zones.
Uganda announces release of petroleum acreage. (East African Rift System's western arm; petroleum licenses) (Energy Jottings)
Nov 01, 1993; The Government of the Republic of Uganda, represented by its Ministry of Natural Resources, has announced that approximately...