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Rwanda ‘opens’ Katuna border post

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda-Rwanda border at Katuna has been opened to allow movement of heavy trucks, in what Rwanda says will be to try its one-stop-border infrastructure. In a statement issued last night, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) said the area will only be open from today …

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Uganda, Rwanda officials disagree at body handover

Katuna, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There was drama at Katuna border in Kabale district on Monday at the handover of the body of a Rwandan national who was gunned down in Kamwezi sub county Rukiga district on Friday. The handover ceremony was meant to take place in a tent  but …

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Uganda to handover body of Rwandan national

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Preparations are underway by Ugandan authorities to handover the remains of John Batista Nkyerengye, a Rwandan national who was shot dead in Kamwezi Sub County in Rukiga District on Friday evening. He was shot by an unidentified Rwandan soldier together with Alex Nyesiga Atuheire, …

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Uganda, Rwanda in row over border killings

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | A President Yoweri Museveni  and Rwanda President Paul Kagame  tete-a-tete as Cyril Ramaphosa was sworn in as president of South Africa early on Saturday, has been overshadowed by accusations after two men at their border. Analysts had hoped the surprise ‘meeting’ in Pretoria, would signal a thaw in relations …

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RWANDA-UGANDA: When two elephants fight

Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll Katuna, Uganda | AFP | The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived. That harmony evaporated in February when Rwanda abruptly closed the crossing, …

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MUSEVENI: Rwanda border closure will increase smuggling

  Masindi, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has said the recent closure of the border by Rwanda will not slow down regional trade but instead lead to a rise in smuggling. “It is a ‘hiccup’ that will not slow the region down. Even if border is closed, …

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