ZAMBIA: Border closed to DRC refugees

Saturday, November 22, 2008
LUSAKA Wednesday, October 29, 2008 (IRIN) - The Zambian government has closed its border to any refugees arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as fighting intensifies in the east of the country. "We have been following closely the violence in DRC. I have already ordered the immigration officers to be on extra alert at Kasumbalesa [the border post]," Susan Sikaneta, permanent secretary in the interior ministry, told IRIN. However, the clampdown appears to be more related to public...