Congolese flee to Uganda
Kampala - Ugandan officials say up to 7 000 Congolese refugees have fled to Uganda to escape renewed violence after last year's contentious presidential election in Congo.
Stephen Mallinga, Uganda's minister for refugees and disasters, said late on Tuesday that the rising number of refugees could upset Ugandan residents and lead to clashes over resources.
Hundreds of Congolese nationals are entering Uganda every day, stretching the capacity of border officials who have to screen them carefully.
The refugees are fleeing renewed violence in eastern Congo after a bitterly contested election last November gave President Joseph Kabila a second term in office.