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Leaders accused of frustrating operations against illegal fishing

Politicians have been accused of frustrating operations against illegal fishing on Lake Victoria. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The commander of UPDF- Fisheries Protection Unit in the districts of Jinja, Kamuli, Mayuge, Buyende and Bugiri, Lt. Ronald Akandwanaho says that ever since Members of Parliament raised concerns of alleged torture …

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Illegal fishing, sand mining still prevalent on Lake Victoria

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Illegal fishing and sanding mining activities are still prevalent on Lake Victoria despite the ban by the concerned authorities. Our reporters saw several people involved illegal fishing and sanding mining in the presence of authorities last week during an expedition to retrace the last voyage …

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K Palm boat retrieval operation ruins fishing activities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Fishermen at Buzindere village in Mpatta Sub County in Mukono district are concerned that the ongoing police and rescue activities in the area are affecting their businesses. The complaint comes in the wake of operations to retrieve the wreckage of a boat that capsized …

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Seven Ugandan fishermen shot dead by Congolese militia

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Suspected Congolese militiamen shot dead seven Ugandan fishermen and wounded another on Lake Albert, which straddles the two countries’ border, police said Sunday. Uganda’s deputy police commander in the region Amos Muhindo said the gunmen opened fire on the fishermen as they went to retrieve …

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Angola looks beyond crude oil to fish oil

Benguela, Angola | AFP | Angolan President Joao Lourenco has named diversifying the oil-dependent economy as his top priority after he became the country’s first new leader in 38 years. And one natural and readily available resource that has been identified is fish — but a lack of equipment and …

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DRC, Uganda discuss Albertine security and economic development

Mahagi, DRC | MoFA UG |  Uganda and neighbors DRC are meeting to resolve trans-boundary conflicts affecting the Albertine region. Focus of the 3-day meeting that started on Monday will be on how citizens in the border region can best use the resources that Lake Albert and Edward provide. The meeting will also focus …

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