19 February 2013

Uganda: Committee Setup to Normalize DR Congo Relations

Photo: Newvision
Rebels (file photo): Three people have been killed at the DR Congo-Uganda border, according to security sources.

A 12-person committee, led by Hoima Resident District Commissioner Jean Kaliba, has been set up to normalize relations between Uganda and DR Congo, following recent skirmishes over the common border on Lake Albert.

The team will sensitise the fishing community on cross-border activities. According to Kaliba, the committee will also work out modalities on how to harmonize migration laws to allow free trade between the two countries.

In skirmishes in January, fishermen on both sides of the border lost fishing gear. Ituri District Commissioner Avo Eka said the matter was being handled. The next border security meeting is due in three months' time in Bunia in Ituri.

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