Zambia launches special forces marine unit

New unit to protect fisheries and border.

Zambia launches special forces marine unit

Zambian president Edgar Lungu on 26 July launched a new marine special forces unit to improve maritime security particularly regarding border control and illegal fishing.

The 48 Marine Unit is stationed in Nchelenge District in Luapula Province and is made up of special forces personnel operating boats donated by China, reports State House. The new unit is tasked with securing the Luapula River bordering Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Lake Mweru Wantipa.

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