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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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58 Congolese held for illegally fishing on Lake Edward

  Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Security is holding 58 Congolese fishermen in Uganda for alleged violation of the borders at Lake Edward. According to Josué Mukura, the Executive Secretary of the Federation of Individual Fishermen of Lake Edward (FECOPEILE) in North Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), …

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DRC deports seven Ugandan fishermen for illegal entry

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven Ugandan fishermen have been deported from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The seven were arrested for entering the country illegally through Lake Edward. They were deported on Thursday through the Mpondwe border in Kasese district. On Tuesday, 36 Congolese fishermen who illegally entered the …

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36 Congolese fishermen deported for illegal entry into Uganda

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 36 Congolese fishermen who illegally entered the country to fish on Lake Edward have been deported. They were arrested on separate occasions between March and June this year in Kasese district by Uganda People’s Defence Forces-UPDF attached to the marine unit. Maj. Gen Dick Olum, …

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Security forces impound illegal fishing gear on Lake Edward

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least five boats and three engines have been recovered from Congolese fishermen on Lake Edward in Kasese district thanks to an operation against illegal fishing that was mounted by security teams from Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. Lt Col Dick Kirya Kaija, …

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Fishmongers seek withdrawal of soldiers from Rweshama landing site

Rukungiri, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Fishmongers operating at Rweshama Landing Site along Lake Edward in Rukungiri district are demanding the withdrawal of Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) soldiers deployed there as part of the Fisheries Protection Unit. The fishmongers say that because the Fisheries Protection Unit soldiers say that the …

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