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Tension as Uganda-Rwanda border remains closed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Tension is still high among people living near the Uganda-Rwanda border because of the unresolved dispute between the two countries. It all started on February 27th, 2019, when Rwanda closed its borders with Uganda in Katuna and Chanika in Kabale and Kisoro districts respectively. …

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RWANDA: Uganda issues advisory

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued an advisory, outlining alternative routes in Rwanda. The advisory focused on the business community and the movement of goods to and through Rwanda. According to the advisory issued on Thursday, traders transporting goods destined to Rwanda from Uganda …

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Bus transport business hit hard by changes at Rwanda border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Trinity Bus Company has resumed service across the Uganda-Rwanda border, but are struggling due to new restrictions. A Trinity Bus official told our reporter on condition of anonymity that they were allowed by security and Rwanda Revenue Authority officials to cross from Rwanda to …

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US detained over 50,000 illegal immigrants in December

Washington, United States | AFP | Illegal border crossings into the United States continued at a high pace in December, with more than 50,000 people detained for a third straight month as the number of families illegally entering surged, US Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday. With the US government in …

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Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen another border crossing

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki on Monday reopened a border crossing between their countries as part of an ongoing reconciliation between the former foes. The two leaders re-opened the border crossing between Humera in Ethiopia and Oum Hajer in …

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10 troops killed in Niger border clash with ‘bandits’

Niamey, Niger | AFP | Ten troops have been killed on Niger’s border with Nigeria in a joint operation by the two countries against “bandits”, Nigerien Defence Minister Kalla Moutari said on Monday. “Five Nigerien and five Nigerian” troops and 11 enemy fighters were killed in the operation, launched against …

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URA impounds contraband cigarettes worth Sh2.5 billion

Kampala, Uganda | URN | Uganda Revenue Authority-URA has impounded contraband supermatch cigarettes worth Shillings 2.5 billion in taxes. The contraband cigarette was smuggled into Uganda from Kenya through Busia border over a period of six months. According to URA, although the contraband is worth Shillings 2.5 billion in taxes, …

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