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Traders accuse URA officers of shielding smugglers

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The business community is expressing dissatisfaction with Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and other border security officers, alleging their involvement in shielding smugglers along the Uganda-Rwanda border, particularly at Katuna in Kabale district. Claiming continuous smuggling due to connivance with URA and security officers, the business …

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EAC Secretary General: Border tensions disrupting EAC integration

Nairobi, Kenya | THE INDEPENDENT | The East African Community secretariat has appealed to the partner states to avoid actions that affect the people of the region and suffocate development. This comes after Burundi closed its border with Rwanda on Thursday, leaving dozens of vehicles stranded. Last month, Burundi President Evariste …

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Kagame’s new role in Africa

Why ‘coup leaders’ are trooping to Kigali Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | A visit by Gabon’s transitional leader, General Brice Oligui Nguema, to Kigali, capital of Rwanda, on Oct. 16 could not go unnoticed. Nguema who came to power in a coup three months ago was beaming and looking like …

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Qatar’s role in Rusesabagina’s release

How the Gulf nation navigated Rwanda-US tension Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | On March 30, Paul Rusesabagina, an erstwhile critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, arrived in the U.S. from Qatar to begin a life of “quiet reflection” after over 900 days in detention in Rwanda. Following months of negotiations …

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All set for Muhoozi Birthday Run

Rwandan President Paul Kagame expected to attend birthday celebrations Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Preparations are in high gear for First Son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba’s birthday run slated for April 23. The run in celebration of Muhoozi’s 48th birthday will be flagged off at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds at 7am. …

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