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Works Ministry hands over Katuna one-stop border post to URA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works has handed over the newly constructed one-stop border post administration block at Katuna to Uganda Revenue Authority. The 10 billion Shillings block which was constructed by Amugoli General Enterprises Limited will host the URA offices, border security teams, a health …

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Trauma lingers from DR Congo’s ‘Six-Day War,’ 20 years on

Kisangani, DR Congo | AFP | Twenty years ago, two East African countries came to blows in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, fighting a “Six-Day War” that the world has now forgotten but whose pain lingers. The anniversary of the battle between Rwanda and Uganda is being recalled internationally by just …

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How Rwanda genocide suspect spent 25 years on the run

Paris, France | AFP | When Rwandan genocide suspect Felicien Kabuga was arrested at his home on the outskirts of Paris in mid-May, it marked an abrupt end to a quarter of a century on the run. Without the coronavirus pandemic, which forced his children out of the shadows to help …

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Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Former Rwandan defence minister Augustin Bizimana, one of the top suspects wanted over the country’s 1994 genocide, has died, the UN tribunal said Friday. He is believed to have died around August 2000, “based on the conclusive identification of Bizimana’s remains in a grave site …

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Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga appears in Paris court

  Paris, France | AFP |  One of the last fugitives wanted over Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, Felicien Kabuga, appeared before a Paris court Wednesday, insisting he wanted to be tried in France where he was arrested. Kabuga, who gave his age as 87, was apprehended at his home outside Paris …

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Uganda pardons 180 Rwandan prisoners

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | One hundred and eighty of the 833 prisoners recently pardoned by President Yoweri Museveni were Rwandans. The release of the 180 Rwandans is a sign that despite the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic,  Uganda is continuing to implement measures agreed in the Luanda Peace …

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Kenyan truckers stranded at Mirama border

Ntungamo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than fifty cargo truck drivers and their turn-boys are stranded at Mirama hills border post in Ntungamo district. Most of the truck drivers say they have spent between two to three weeks at the border after being denied entry into Rwanda. Umar Jamal, …

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