KAMPALA - About 200 people, most of them Rwandans, have been arrested in western Uganda in what the authorities say is a clamp-down on illegal entries into the country.
Local media report that most of those held were released after screening but 39 were left in detention, made up of 35 Rwandans and four Congolese.
The governor of Rwanda's Northern Province recently warned people not to cross into Uganda for security reasons.
Tensions between Uganda and Rwanda persist despite an agreement between the leaders of the two countries to repair relations.
Residents of the border region complain that the political tension is dividing families which live on both sides of the border.
The two countries have accused each other of political killings, espionage and sabotaging trade.(FA)