Lake Upemba

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location = Bukama, Haut-Lomami Province
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Lake Upemba is a lake in Bukama, Haut-Lomami Province, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It, and nearby Lake Kisale, is surrounded by the Upemba Depression in Upemba National Park. The nearest town is Nyonga, and the nearest hospital is located four hours away in Kikondja.

The floating islands in the lake, such Mitala Island, are also the site of an informal refugee settlement that resulted from the fighting between Mai-Mai rebels and government troops since 2006 [ [ "Congo Refugees Find Shelter on Islands"] - NPR] [ [ DRC: The peculiar terror that is northern Katanga] - IRINnews] [ [ DRC/Katanga: The Stranded people of Lake Upemba] ] .


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