Between Kenya and Uganda, an undecided border (3/4)

Situated on Lake Victoria in East Africa, Migingo is probably the most densely populated island on the planet. Protecting an space smaller than a soccer pitch, the tiny island is dwelling to a number of hundred folks from Uganda and Kenya. Each nations have territorial claims on this piece of land situated close to the Kenyan coast, which has beneficial fishing rights. Ugandans, who make up round a 3rd of the inhabitants, cohabit with Kenyans, beneath the watchful eye of police from each nations. FRANCE 24’s Bastien Renouil experiences, with Séverine Bardon and Olivier Marzin.

Between French Guiana and Brazil, an uncontrollable border (2/4)

Issued on: 17/06/2022 – 11:59 13:00 REPORTERS © FRANCE 24 On daily basis, practically 3,000 dugout canoes cross the Oyapock River, which serves as a pure demarcation in South America between Brazil and French Guiana. The river’s banks are the scene of trafficking, unlawful immigration and illegal gold panning. Locals play cat and mouse with the border police, who strive their finest to observe the comings and goings. The Covid-19 pandemic ought to have meant a airtight closure of the border. As a substitute, it confirmed greater than ever how uncontrollable this frontier is. FRANCE 24’s Fanny Lothaire and Laura Damase report, with Séverine Bardon and Olivier Marzin. REPORTERS © FRANCE 24 Day by day e-newsletterObtain important worldwide information each … Read more