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Rwanda invites Macron to attend 25th anniversary of genocide

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Rwanda, which has accused France of complicity in the 1994 genocide that killed some 800,000 of its citizens, said Tuesday it had invited President Emmanuel Macron to attend the 25th anniversary of the massacre on April 7. Kigali has long insisted that France supported the Hutu regime and helped train …

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Kenyatta talks to Kagame and Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After a week of building tension, Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has today met Rwanda President Paul Kagame and Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The impromptu bilateral meetings comes on the heels of simmering diplomatic stand-off between Uganda and Rwanda. Kenyatta first went to Rwanda and …

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Rwanda border closure

The 7 issues fueling tension between Rwanda, Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Maize floor, potatoes, vegetables, soap, sugar, cement, iron bars. Those are items Rwanda imports from Uganda, according to the latest 2017 figures from the OEC trade atlas. The total worth of Ugandan exports to Rwanda was …

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UK envoy moots urgent Uganda, Rwanda talks

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Britain’s envoy in Uganda Peter West has told URN in an interview that Rwanda and Uganda need to amicably resolve the matters that could have triggered growing animosity between the two neighbouring countries. “I think the best thing is a dialogue between the two countries. …

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Empowering the African Union

Fatigue in the global multilateral order is a moment of peril, but also a golden opportunity for Africans COMMENT | Donald P. Kaberuka | When the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded in 1963, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, the bloc’s first president, issued a clarion call: “What we …

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