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East African court delivers verdict on Gatuna border closure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The closure of the Gatuna border by Rwanda was illegal and contravened the East African Community Treaty, the East African Court of Justice has ruled. A panel of three Judges of the East African Court of Justice comprising Monica Mugenyi from Uganda, Audace Ngiye from …

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100 Ugandans repatriated from Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The first batch of 100 Ugandans who were stuck in Rwanda because of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions returned to Uganda on Tuesday. The group was flagged off by the Charge d’Affairs of the Ugandans Embassy in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, Ms Anne Katusiime. They travelled in …

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Court asked to expedite Rwanda border closure case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan lawyer Steven Kalali who is challenging Rwanda’s actions of closing its Gatuna border has petitioned the East African Court of Justice demanding for a speedy hearing. In his petition, Kalali states that he filed his case in April 2019 and in May 2019; …

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Border closure affects revenue collection in Katuna town council

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The closure of the Rwandan border has affected revenue collection by Katuna town council. Rwanda closed its border with Uganda at Katuna in Kabale district and Chanika in Kisoro district to expedite the construction of the single customs post at Gatuna border.  Rwanda advised truck …

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EAC confident Uganda-Rwanda tensions will be solved

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community (EAC) Secretary General, Ambassador Liberat Mfumukeko has said the organisation is confident Rwanda and Uganda diplomatic stand-off will be resolved. Rwanda, two weeks ago closed its Gatuna border in Kabale district, reportedly to upgrade their One Stop Border Post. The move …

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