Watsa Territory

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Watsa Territory
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Watsa Territory
Coordinates: 3°02′14″N29°32′08″E / 3.03716°N 29.53551°E / 3.03716; 29.53551 Coordinates: 3°02′14″N29°32′08″E / 3.03716°N 29.53551°E / 3.03716; 29.53551
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Province Haut-Uele

Watsa Territory is an administrative area in the Haut-Uele Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The administrative center is the town of Watsa.

Democratic Republic of the Congo Country in Central Africa

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, the DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa. It is sometimes anachronistically referred to by its former name of Zaire, which was its official name between 1971 and 1997. It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa, and the 11th-largest in the world. With a population of over 78 million, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the most populous officially Francophone country, the fourth-most-populous country in Africa, and the 16th-most-populous country in the world. Eastern DR Congo has been the scene of ongoing military conflict in Kivu, since 2015.

Watsa Place in Haut-Uele, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Watsa is a community in the Haut-Uele Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, administrative center of the Watsa Territory. It is served by Watsa Airport, a grass airstrip 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) south of the town.

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Security issues

During the Second Congo War (1998-2003), in August 1998, Ugandan troops occupied areas of Haut Uele including the town of Durba, the site of the Gorumbwa, Durba and Agbarabo gold mines. Almost one ton of gold was extracted during the four-year period of occupation, worth about $9 million at the time. [1]

Second Congo War War in Africa 1998 to 2003

The Second Congo War began in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in August 1998, little more than a year after the First Congo War, and involved some of the same issues. The war officially ended in July 2003, when the Transitional Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo took power. Although a peace agreement was signed in 2002, violence has continued in many regions of the country, especially in the east. Hostilities have continued since the ongoing Lord's Resistance Army insurgency, and the Kivu and Ituri conflicts.

Uganda Republic in East Africa

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a country in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.

Durba Mine

Durba is a gold mine in the Haut-Uele Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It lies within the Kilo-Moto greenstone belt. As of 2011 a joint venture between AngloGold Ashanti and Randgold Resources was actively developing a concession centered on this mine.

At the end of September 2009, fighters from the Lord's Resistance Army LRA combatants were said to have attacked a number of villages in the Durba/Watsa mining area. [2] As of April 2010 Watsa Territory was thought to have about 13,960 Internally Displaced People. [3]

Lords Resistance Army Ugandan rebel movement

The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), also known as the Lord's Resistance Movement, is a rebel group and heterodox Christian group which operates in northern Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Originally known as the United Holy Salvation Army and Uganda Christian Army/Movement, its stated goals include establishment of multi-party democracy, ruling Uganda according to the Ten Commandments, and Acholi nationalism.

Divisions

The territory is divided into sectors and chiefdoms: [4]

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References

  1. Human Rights Watch (2005). Democratic Republic of Congo, the curse of gold, Volume 2. Human Rights Watch. p. 15. ISBN   1-56432-332-3.
  2. Steven Spittaels & Filip Hilgert (17 March 2010). "Mapping Conflict Motives: Province Orientale (DRC)" (PDF). IPIS. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  3. "Population Movements in Eastern DR Congo". OCHA. January–March 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-23.
  4. X. Blaes (October 2008). "Découpage administratif de la République Démocratique du Congo" (PDF). PNUD-SIG. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2011-11-02.