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CDF orders probe into torture, assault of fishermen

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chief of Defense Forces General David Muhoozi has ordered for a special probe into allegations of brutality by Uganda People’s Defense Force-UPDF soldiers against fishermen operating on Lake Kyoga. The UPDF Marine unit under the command of Lt. Col Moses Nuwagaba is currently involved …

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Tunisia fishermen turn life-savers in the Med

Zarzis, Tunisia | AFP | The Tunisian trawler radioed in for help as it passed the migrant boat in distress out at sea. But with the packed craft still adrift two days later, captain Chamseddine Bourassine took direct action. Fishermen from the North African country are spending more and more time …

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Boat operators demand free life jackets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen and boat operators at Buwaya and Nakiwogo landing sites have asked government to provide them with free life jackets. A research by the National Fisheries Institute in 2017 indicated that only 23% of the water vessels on Lake Victoria have lifesaving jackets. The boat …

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Albertine fishermen demand involvement in oil and gas sector

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen in the Albertine Graben are demanding involvement in the oil and gas sector. They argue that despite the improvement of various sectors like roads, Health facilities and Education, the fishing communities have been abandoned. Currently, the government and oil companies are implementing several infrastructures …

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DRC militia kills five Ugandan fishermen on lake Albert

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Five people are feared dead and two others critically injured in an attack against Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert. The attack, by suspected Lendu militiamen, happened near Kaiso Landing site in Tonya parish, Hoima district last night. The deceased persons have only been identified as …

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