Uganda, Nov. 9 -- The Kisoro District security committee has beefed up security at the border with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to stop the smuggling of illegal items, including guns, into Uganda.

This comes as hundreds of Congolese refugees keep crisscrossing the border, claiming they are looking for food in Uganda, which is scarce in their area because of the fighting between the M23 rebels and the Congolese government.

Kisoro Resident District Commissioner Shafiq Ssekandi said some wrong elements disguise as refugees and smuggle different merchandise as well as guns into the country.


"The district security committee has recommended that the border security officials at Bunagana and Busanza form adhoc security co...