Tiny African fishing island, half the size of a football pitch, where 500 people cram into homes
A densely populated island in Lake Victoria is home to a fishing community of just 500 people.
On Migingo Island, homes are so closely packed together, that many overlap.
The island is half the size of a football pitch, with residents crammed into corrugated-iron homes, with little to boast of other than a few bars, brothels and a tiny port.
They spend their days working and during the night, enjoy drinking at makeshift bars.
There is little else to do on Migingo, and when night falls, prostitutes from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda reportedly arrive on the island to mingle with workers.
Ugandans and Kenyans have now agreed to share the space to avoid tensions escalating.
Isaac Buhinza, 22, of Uganda, learned fishing from his father but never went to school.
He told AFP he was drawn to Migingo because ‘my friends who were here before used to come back home with lots of goodies’ from their fishing bounty.
‘I do not know which country this (island) belongs to, I just stay here,’ Isaac said.
He and other fishermen prefer to live directly on the tiny island to save on fuel and get direct access to wholesale buyers.