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Uganda deports 35 Congolese fishermen

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security officials in the Albertine region have released and deported 35 Congolese fishermen who were arrested on the Lake Albert waters in Kikuube district. The Congolese fishermen were arrested on August 1, 2022 while carrying out fishing activities in the Ugandan waters near Sebigoro landing site. …

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Congolese refugee children battle malnutrition

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several Congolese refugee children in Kisoro district are battling malnutrition. The children are among thousands of refugees who fled Rutshuru territory, North Kivu province following the outbreak of heavy fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) rebels and Congolese government troops. On June 13, 2022, …

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Inadequate transport hampers relocation of refugees to settlement camp

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Inadequate transportation means is hampering the relocation of Congolese refugees from the Nyakabande transit centre in Kisoro district to gazetted refugee camps. Thousands of refugees are camped at the Nyakabande transit centre since March this year following the fighting between the March 23 Movement (M23) …

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Congolese fishermen warned against illegal entry into Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan security personnel have warned Congolese fishermen against crossing to fish from the Ugandan side of Lake Edward. The lake that is shared between Uganda, 29 percent and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC, 71 percent is a major source of fish species. Last week, Samuel …

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UNHCR relocates 1,000 Congolese to Nakivale refugee camp

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has transferred 1,000 Congolese refugees from the Nyakabande transit site in Kisoro district to Nakivale refugees camp in Isingiro. The refugees fled Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Rutshuru territory last month after heavy fighting between the March 23 …

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Kasese district hosting over 500 Congolese asylum seekers

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 500 Congolese nationals fleeing fresh attacks by the rebel Allied Democratic Forces-ADF in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC have entered Kasese district. The group comprises of mostly women and children from the areas of Masamba, Nobili, Kakororo and the surroundings. They have …

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Congolese refugees in Kisoro decry physical, sexual abuse

Kisoro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese refugees who fled to Uganda following fighting between M23 rebels and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) in Rutshuru territory, have expressed concern over the rising cases of Gender-Based Violence-GBV. Fighting broke out last month after rebels attacked and captured …

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More Congolese refugees flock Uganda following fresh ADF attacks

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More Congolese refugees are entering Uganda through Bundibugyo district following fresh Allied Democratic Forces-ADF rebel attacks in Eastern parts of DRC. The latest attack happened on Monday in Misio village, 7kms from Busunga border point. It followed Friday’s staged attacks where three civilians were reportedly …

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1,000 Congolese refugees transferred to Kyangwali refugee settlement

Kikuube, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has transferred more than 1,000 Congolese refugees to Kyangwali refugee settlement camp. The refugees had been settled at Bubukwanga transit centre in Bundibugyo district. In the last two months, more than 10,000 Congolese nationals entered the country through Ntoroko and Bundibugyo district following violence …

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