Congo Accuses Uganda of Killing 12 Fishermen in Border Dispute

Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday accused Ugandan forces of shooting dead 12 Congolese fishermen last week on a lake straddling their shared border, something Uganda's army denied. One Ugandan soldier was killed when the countries’ navies clashed on Lake Edward. Oil exploration near the lake has raised the stakes along the border, with each side periodically accusing the other of encroaching on its territory. Obed Kambale, a spokesman for Congo’s fishing ministry, said Ugandan forces killed 12 fishermen last Friday following the previous day’s naval clashes. He said Ugandan...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Wednesday, 11 July

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