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Gabon, Togo join Commonwealth at Kigali summit

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commonwealth has admitted Gabon and Togo as its 55th and 56th members respectively. Both countries are former French colonies. Leaders accepted applications by the two west African countries at the closing session of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. It …

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The Prince of Wales’ Opening Speech for CHOGM 2022

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | The this 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is being held in Rwanda. Here he is the meeting opening speech by Charles, The Prince of Wales. ***** Your Majesties, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of The Queen, in this Platinum Jubilee Year, my wife …

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PICTORIAL: Museveni in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda President Yoweri Museveni is in Kigali, Rwanda to attend the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). He flew on a helicopter from Entebbe to Gatuna, then travelled by road to Kigali. It is his first visit to Rwanda since a security dispute …

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UTB unveils the Explore Uganda brand at CHOGM 2022 in Kigali

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Tourism Board in partnership with the Uganda High Commission in Kigali, will showcase Uganda’s tourism potential during the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme ‘’Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovation, and Transforming.’’ Ahead of the official …

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Rwanda agrees to re-open border with Uganda

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rwanda has finally agreed to re-open her border with Uganda after receiving assurance that the issues that led to its closure three years ago are being addressed. A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda released last night incidacted the Gatuna border post …

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Army Commander Muhoozi Kainerugaba in Kigali

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Army commander Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba has arrived in Kigali for talks aimed at restoring relations between Uganda and Rwanda. Gen Kainerugaba, the  Commander of Land Forces of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and Senior Presidential Adviser on Special Operations, flew into Kigali on …

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Ambassador Ayebare in Kigali with special message

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations Amb. Adonia Ayebare has made another trip to Kigali, as efforts to mend relations with Rwanda continued today. Nearly two years ago, the presidents of Rwanda Paul Kagame and Uganda Yoweri Museveni signed an agreement in Angola …

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Africa’s second plant breeding conference kicks off in Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists, entrepreneurs, institutional leaders and students from Africa and beyond are meeting in Kigali, Rwanda and online for the second continental African Plant Breeders Association Conference (APBAConf2021). The week’s long conference is expected to end on Oct.29. Guided by the theme, “Accelerating Genetic Gains in …

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