Congolese flee to Uganda

2012-03-28 17:24

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.

  • Africa21stcentury - 2012-03-28 18:23

    MILLIONS OF AFRICANS have been killed in this part of Africa, just in the last decade!!! If Africa , alone, can't stop these masacres, than let's invite, the Americans, the Europeans, the Russians, the Chinese; ANYBODY who will help make an end to these killing fields.....!!!!!!!!! What kind of people are we, to let this happen, day after day, week after week, month after month, and yes; year after year ??????????????

      Mark - 2012-03-28 21:20

      I doubt that anyone can stop what is going on in this benighted country. A darkness of impenetrble dimensions.

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