Migingo Island on Lake Victoria in Africa is a fishing hub teeming with Nile perch, a profitable export to the European Union. With lots of money to be made and little space to fit all of the fishermen seeking their share, the tiny, 2,000 square metre rock is covered with overlapping houses.
Ownership of the island has overlapped as well, causing a dispute between Kenya and Uganda over who owns the valuable fishing waters.
Here's what conditions on the island are like today.
As Daniel Howden reports, the profitable fishing waters attracted pirates, and Uganda was the first to respond. They instituted costly entry permits and arrested fishermen who didn't have them. Kenya responded in kind by claiming the island, and Uganda sent Marines.
Ugandan forces on the island "pulled down the flag and warned the Kenyan police deployed on the island against making such attempts again," Migingo beach management unit chairperson John Obunge told The Daily Nation.
ODM party leader Raila Odinga announced that he would meet with Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni to further discuss the conflict, Tuko.co.ke reported.
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