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Lt Manzi was arrested for violating terms of his release from CMI detention

Yesterday, September 22, 2020 Uganda’s state newspaper, New Vision, wrote a misleading story titled, “Rwandan soldier sent to jail for illegally possessing firearms.” Lt Ivan Manzi, 28, who was charged with “unlawful possession of a gun” is remanded at Kitalya Prison...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 3:33 PM

For RFI and HRW, lives of Rwandans don’t matter as long as they humiliate their government

On August 5, 2020, Radio France Internationale (RFI) published an article on the decision taken by the Rwandan government to hold at stadiums those caught violating guidelines that were put in place to contain the spread of the coronavirus.  In the article, journalist Laure Brulard,...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020, 12:08 AM

RNC operative charged with theft in Uganda

This week on 15 July, Uganda’s The New Vision published a story titled, “Businesswoman charged over $2,500 theft”; a report from the court, where a Rwanda National Congress (RNC) operative Prossy Boonabaana had appeared to defend herself against robbery charges. Earlier this...

Saturday, July 18, 2020, 6:46 AM

Arrest of officers, deportation of MTN executives, and “espionage” in Uganda

On July 5, 2020 Uganda’s The New Vision published a story titled “Army pilot, policeman held over spying” in which it listed six officers of the army and police. The arrested officers are accused of having “shared classified information regarding their operations” with...

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 2:08 AM

Family of Rwandan who died after torture in Uganda appeals to government over repatriation of his body

The family of Emmanuel Mageza, the Rwandan reported to have died in Butabika Hospital – an old mental health facility in the Ugandan capital – are in tears following the sad news.  The family only learnt of it from Rwandan authorities – who in turn got it from second hand...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwandan national dies following torture in Uganda

The case of Emmanuel Mageza – the Rwandan that has been reported in the Ugandan media as having been “found dead” outside Butabika Hospital, an old mental health facility in Kampala – only is one of many that continue to come to light revealing the levels of inhuman behavior...

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 11:51 PM

Rwanda would welcome a travel advisory against Ugandan smugglers

On Wednesday, Members of Uganda Parliament raised concerns over the “continued arrest and killing” of Ugandans in Rwanda, urging their government to intervene by issuing a travel advisory against their nationals visiting Rwanda.  This followed the shooting of a Ugandan drug...

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda would welcome a travel advisory against Ugandan smugglers

On Wednesday, Members of Uganda Parliament raised concerns over the “continued arrest and killing” of Ugandans in Rwanda, urging their government to intervene by issuing a travel advisory against their nationals visiting Rwanda. This followed the shooting of a Ugandan drug smuggler (...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 9:21 PM

Why it is Museveni’s responsibility to end what he started

For anyone wanting to understand the reasons behind a conflict, a war, a standoff and the like, usually the first question to ask is: Who started it?  It’s a matter of logic, simple and straightforward. The party that deliberately starts something is the one that stands to gain, some...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 12:30 AM

Ofwono Opondo buries head in sand with latest statement

Uganda’s Media Centre Executive Director Ofwono Opondo on Friday, 22 November 2019, released a press statement disputing the fact the Ugandan government is working closely with Rwanda National Congress (RNC), a terrorist organisation bent on destabilizing Rwanda. Opondo’s statement...

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 9:25 AM

Washington Times falls prey to Ingabire theatrics

The Washington Times, a US newspaper on October 30, 2019 published a story “Another disappearance of political opponent raises fresh questions about Rwandan president”. To those that have read similar articles before, the story looked like it had been lifted from a template. The paper...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:30 PM

Uganda needs to honour terms of the MoU, sooner rather than later

In a strange column in the New Vision newspaper last Saturday, John Nagenda – one of the countless multitudes of advisers of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni – heckles Rwanda to “open the doors!” Nagenda references the Memorandum of Understanding signed last month...

Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 10:59 AM

Uganda’s security came for Rwandans, then for lawyers

First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Communist Then they came for the Socialists And I did not speak out Because I was not a Socialist Then they came for the trade unionists And I did not speak out Because I was not a trade unionist Then they...

Monday, August 12, 2019, 10:32 AM

RNC, like Al Qaida, think they are fighting for justice

Imagine that the spokesperson of the global terrorist group Al Qaida told a newspaper that, “We would like to remind the public that we are an organization founded on democratic, justice and human rights principles.” Who would take him seriously? Even Al Qaida doesn’t see itself...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 8:43 AM

The strange case of arrests of ADEPR members in Uganda

The Ugandan government’s levels of desperation in framing Rwandan nationals – so as to justify the latter’s harassment and mistreatment – has reached new levels with the Sunday Vision’s publication yesterday of a front page article with a screaming headline: “...

Monday, August 5, 2019, 1:47 AM

Ugandans sue for inconvenience; Rwandans for torture

Ugandans and Rwandans have taken the current crisis involving the two countries to the East African Court of Justice (EACJ). Those representing the Ugandan traders association allege the “continued closure of the border” is in “total contravention of the East African Community...

Monday, July 8, 2019, 1:11 AM

No free movement of goods without free movement of people

The thing that continues to astonish – in the ongoing Museveni-created hostile relations between Kampala and Kigali – is how up to now so few Ugandans have shown concern for the more than a thousand Rwandans incarcerated in Ugandan prisons, or in the torture dungeons of its security...

Wednesday, July 3, 2019, 7:19 AM

Uganda’s continued illegal detentions and torture of Rwandans an affront against humanity

The families of Rwandans illegally incarcerated in Uganda, like Rene Rutagungira, Emmanuel Rwamucyo, Augustin Rutayisire and many others like that who have been in prison for over a year, some coming to two years now, continue to suffer anxiety. They endure the agony of not knowing what will...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019, 10:13 AM

RNC operative coordinates terror plots against Rwanda from US

A top operative of Rwanda National Congress – its chief of intelligence – that is based in the United States has continued to plot and devise schemes by which to perpetrate terror attacks on Rwanda, targeting top government officials and ordinary members of the public. The Boston-based...

Monday, June 17, 2019, 1:04 AM

Rwanda’s twelve warnings to Uganda

The unfortunate death of two smugglers at the Uganda-Rwanda border last week has elicited some bizarre behaviour from the authorities in Uganda. The bizarre behavior by Uganda ranges from dismissing the observations of their own officials on the ground who, along with their Rwandan counterparts,...

Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 8:48 PM

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