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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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Kagame fires Rwanda-Uganda talks minister Nduhungirehe

Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Paul Kagame has fired his foreign affairs state minister Ambassador Olivier Nduhungirehe. A statement from the office of the Rwanda Prime Minister said Nduhungirehe was fired “for consistently acting based on personal opinions over government policies, while serving as Minister of State in …

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Rwanda ministers told to forgo month’s pay for coronavirus

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Politicians and top civil servants in Rwanda will have their salaries this month redirected to welfare programmes to help the poor cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus. Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente said the salary sacrifice would show “solidarity” with the people, who have been under a tough lockdown …

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Orthodox Archbishop, 94 passengers quarantined in Kabale

Kabale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Metropolitan Innocentious Byakatonda, the Orthodox Archbishop in Charge of Burundi and Rwanda is among the 95 travelers quarantined at Kirigime Guest house in Kabale district. The 95 were traveling in two Jaguar buses from Rwanda to Uganda. They were initially confined at the no …

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Uganda, Rwanda take action as infections jump across Africa

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP | Rwanda went into shutdown on Sunday, imposing some of the strictest coronavirus measures in Africa where infections are rising fast and hospitals ill-equipped to cope. The central African nation banned all “unnecessary movements”, mirroring steps by governments from the Indian Ocean nation of Mauritius to …

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COVID-19: Passengers stranded at Uganda-Rwanda border

Katuna, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Eighty eight passengers who were crossing to Uganda from Rwanda are stranded at Katuna border after health officials failed to quarantine them. The passengers among them four Kenyans, one Eritrean and 83 Ugandans were confined at Uganda’s no man’s land on Sunday at around …

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