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Uncertainty reigns at Rwanda-Uganda border

  Katuna, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The 12 days that Rwanda had said it would open its Katuna border with Uganda to test how heavy vehicles will pass through their newly constructed structures, elapsed quietly on Saturday. On June 10, Rwanda Revenue Authority-RRA announced it was opening the border …

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Kigali photo fest

Rwanda gets contemporary art festival | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Photography is more than the art of taking a picture. It is a powerful story-telling tool. It is, therefore, not surprising that it is increasingly being courted as a medium to narrate the diverse African experience on one stage called the …

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Export earnings fall 50% in April

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s exports earnings fell sharply in the month of April compared to March owing to a drop in gold exports and goods crossing to Rwanda, a Ministry of Finance filing shows. The May 2019 economy performance report shows that export earnings fell by 49.1% …

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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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