FinalSeptember2008

Cross-border fishing problems in Lake Victoria: an unending problem? The issue of cross border dispute over fishing in Lake Victoria has cropped up again. This time, according to The Daily Nation (Friday September 26, 2008): Kenyans kicked out of island by Uganda. The story gives an account of the unending conflict over Migingo Island in Lake Victoria which is claimed by both Uganda and Kenya – a long standing dispute. However, underlying this is the controversy over fishing rights. According to this article, attempts by the two governments to resolve the recurrent cross-border fishing disputes in Lake Victoria have not yielded much, in spite of numerous high powered meetings between representatives of the 2 countries.