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Two Rwandan nationals shot at Uganda-Rwanda border

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There is increased tension along the Uganda-Rwanda border of Katuna, after Rwandan security officials shot two of their nationals who had crossed into Uganda to smuggle Irish potatoes.

The Monday evening incident happened 300 meters away from the Ugandan border. One of the two victims was identified as Jean Pierre Havugimana, 28, a resident of Kabaya village in Northern Rwanda. The other person could not be identified easily.

The two had reportedly crossed into Uganda through a porous border at Rushaki in Karujanga, Katuna town council. According to Kigezi region police spokesperson Elly Maate, each of them was carrying 50 kilograms of Irish potatoes at the time they were shot at.

Havugimana fled back to Uganda. He was first admitted at Katuna community medical clinic and later referred to Rushoroza hospital in Kabale town for further treatment, while his colleague, was whisked away by Rwandan security.

Rwandan Kagame names new cabinet ministers

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President Paul Kagame on Monday evening reshuffled cabinet, making major changes in ministerial positions and senior government dockets.

The changes have seen Dr. Vincent Biruta appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, replacing Dr. Richard Sezibera.

Biruta has been Minister of Environment.

Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya bounces back into the cabinet and will replace Biruta in the environment docket.

Kagame military shakeup: Gen Kazura replaces Gen Nyamvumba

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President Paul Kagame has made sweeping changes in the upper echelons of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), appointing Gen Jean-Bosco Kazura as the RDF Chief of Defence Staff.

Kazura, who was also promoted to four-star General from Major General, replaces Gen Patrick Nyamvumba, who was last evening appointed to Cabinet and named Minister for Internal Security.

Nyamvumba had served as Chief of Defence Staff since June 2013. 

With military experience spanning three decades, Gen Kazura, 56, was until yesterday the Commandant of RDF Command and Staff College – Musanze.

No date yet for Rwanda-Uganda border talks in Kampala

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The closure of the Rwanda-Uganda Gatuna border will continue for longer as the expected date for peace talks in Kampala about the issue passed quietly on October 16, 2019.

In a meeting, which took place on September 16, 2019 in Kigali Rwanda, both countries agreed to push the border issue to the next meeting in Kampala. The meeting was expected to take place after 30 days.

Prominent head of Rwandan diaspora in Mozambique showered with bullets, Dead

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Louis Baziga, who has been the head of the Rwandan community in Mozambique was murdered Monday morning by a group of unidentified gunmen.

Baziga was reportedly killed in his car at around 11 am in Matola area in the Mozambican capital Maputo.

Matola is the largest suburb of Maputo and it is home to the biggest industrial area in the southern African country.

Why is Rwanda and Uganda at loggerheads?, may we at least know Mayor Lukwago pleads

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Kampala Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago has questioned the president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to pronounce him self over Rwanda question.

Mr Lukwago argues that Ugandans must know what is going on between their country and neighbours (Rwanda) than keeping on as speculators.

Finally Museveni and Kagame shake hands for peace, sign MoU

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Uganda president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has finally signed a peace agreement with Paul Kagame of Rwanda today 21st August 2019. Whisper Eye Reports.

Fomer bush war generals have come to a common conclusion to end tension between the two states which has taken almost a year.

A memorandum of understanding on regional cooperation and security had been signed in Luanda, Angola during the second Quadripartite Summit.

Angola to Rwanda – Uganda make peace, tables draft proposal on resolving stand-off

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Angola will this week on Wednesday host the second Quadripartite Summit in the capital Luanda, as part of the effort to seek a negotiated resolution to the stand-off between Rwanda and Uganda.

According to an official, Rwanda and Uganda are expected to consider a proposal on the way forward made by Angola.

Olivier Nduhungirehe, the State Minister in Charge of East African Community at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, confirmed the development in an interview with The New Times.

Rwandan citizen killed in Rukiga District Uganda

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The Police in Rukiga District is investigating circumstances under which a 29 year old Rwandese National was hit with a stone that led to his death in Kigara village , Kamwezi Sub County at the border with Rwanda.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Augustine Kwizera who originated from Rwanda but was resident in Kigara village.

Rwandan national Rutagungira clocks two years at a detention in Uganda

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By Patience Kirabo

Rene Rutagungira (circled)

Hundreds of Rwandan nationals that suffered abductions, arbitrary arrests, illegal detention and torture still languish Uganda. Among these victims is businessman Rene Rutagungira. The Kampala-based Rwandan businessman who was abducted on 7 August 2017 – two years now – continues to suffer the injustice of illegal detention, on top of which he is in Makindye Military Barracks though he is a civilian.

Rutagungira, who was last seen in court May this year, is presumed to still be under Military custody where he is held incommunicado, with no updates on his case. His family now fears the worst. Rutagungira was detained on charges of “espionage”, although no evidence has been presented to prove his guilt. His lawyers have continued to press Uganda security operatives for their omission, abuse of the law and violation of the victim’s rights.

Rwandan national murdered in Uganda, buried by Uganda police says rwandan media

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A Rwandan national identified as Janvier Nsanzimana, 21, has lost his life and his older brother Jean d’Amour Rwabayeho narrowly escaped death after assailants attacked them in Kyenjojo District, Western Uganda.

Nsanzimana and Rwabayeho who have been conducting their affairs in the area for the past six months were set upon, in an increasingly hostile environment for Rwandan nationals living in the neighbouring country.

According to information reaching The New Times, in the night of Monday this week, men with machetes attacked the brothers in the trading centre of Bugaki in Kyenjojo.

Rwanda shuts down its borders with DRC over Ebola

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Hundreds of  Rwandans in Rubavu district which borders Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been told no to crossng to  the busiest border , Whisper Eye Reports.

The directive also stopped thousands of DRC citizens to cross over to Rwanda. this comes as Rwanda  tightens its territory against a possible Ebola outbreak.

According to media outlets in Kigali  the new developments   this morning take course.

Uganda and Rwanda border row will be finally resolved

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|President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed that negotiations are on-going to resolve the tensions between Uganda and Rwanda.

In February Rwanda closed its main border with Uganda at Katuna to allow the completion of the one-stop border post in Kisoro district to purportedly expedite the construction of the single customs post at Gatuna.

However, Ugandan traders were advised to use the Kyanika and Kagitumba border posts to enter Rwanda. The Rwandan government advised its nationals against crossing to Uganda because they could not guarantee the safety of their nationals in the Ugandan territory.

Mindset change was critical to Rwanda’s transformation – president Kagame

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wanda has transformed into one of the fast developing countries and one of the easiest places to do business in the world because Rwandans had no alternative but to move up after the country had sunk so low after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The comments were made on Saturday by President Paul Kagame while speaking at the 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum in Abuja, Nigeria.

Rwanda is small market, ignore it, Uganda trade minister Kyambadde tells traders

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Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde has said Ugandans should drop “sentimental” attachment to Rwanda, which shut its main Gatuna border to Ugandan cargo in February, and explore new regional markets for exports.

“We are not going to confine ourselves to an economy of how many million [people]? Eight million!” she said in an underestimation of Rwanda’s population, projected this year at 12 million.

She made the remarks at the Second Breakfast Policy Series organised by the National Planning Authority (NPA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at Kampala Serena Hotel yesterday.

Uganda’s CMI arrests 40 church members, accused of Rwanda links

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Uganda security services lead by  Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)  and police has arrested 40 what it has called Rwandan intelligence and security services officers in Kampala. Whisper Eye Reports.

40 members arrested have been operating a Church known as Pentecost Church  ‘ADPR’ around Kibuye , Kampala which security sources say  it was undercover for Rwanda security.