Uganda’s obsession with Gatuna border; entitlement at the root of crisis

Most Rwandans who have been following the Uganda-Rwanda crisis ask themselves why Ugandans appear to have zeroed in on the border so much to the exclusion of the concerns of Rwandans and to have numbed themselves to the suffering of our loved ones who remain incarcerated – and tortured...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:21 AM

Africa Intelligence distortions betray CMI and RNC links

On November 1, 2019, Africa Intelligence, a French online website ran a story titled “Belligerence of Kampala and Kigali backfires”. The story deliberately distorted facts and it is clearly visible it was written or edited by Uganda intelligence in collaboration with the Rwanda National...

Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:25 PM

The agenda behind Uganda’s weaponising of the death of Gen. Fred Rwigyema

Kampala’s current trend of weaponising the death of Rwandan hero Maj. Gen. Fred Rwigyema against the current leadership of Rwanda has taken on a completely new dimension.  This was apparent in the publication in yesterday’s Sunday Vision of a two-page story with the headline:...

Monday, October 14, 2019, 12:38 AM

Uganda can’t claim to love Rwigema and also torture Rwandans

On October 2, 2019 Uganda’s state newspaper, the New Vision ran an article titled “Rwigyema rescued us – Janet Museveni” that ostensibly was about celebrating the life of Gen. Fred Gisa Rwigema. Rwigema is a war hero who, like thousands of young Rwandans in Uganda at the...

Thursday, October 3, 2019, 11:28 PM

Kagame did not meet with Besigye, even by accident

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, Uganda’s state-owned newspaper The New Vision wrote a fictitious report under a front-page headline: “Besigye, Kagame meet in USA!”  But no such meeting took place, even “accidentally”, as Museveni claims when he meets Rwandan...

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 1:59 AM

Human Rights Watch; the speck in its eye

On 15 August 2019, Human Rights Watch (HRW) published a story titled, “Rwanda: Disappearances Require Credible Investigations.” The title is redundant: Of course disappearances, like all circumstances in which crime may be suspected, require investigations. However, HRW wants to...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019, 12:09 AM

The Rwanda-Uganda tension is a Museveni manufactured crisis

Rwanda is expected to feature greatly in Uganda’s election campaigns. This is apparently the strategy President Museveni sees as the sure way of retaining the presidency in that country. Ordinarily, he should be telling Ugandans about the progress that has been achieved under his more than...

Friday, August 16, 2019, 12:03 PM

Rwanda-Uganda crisis: RNC agents orchestrated arrests of ADEPR Church members

The mass arrest of 40 members of the ADEPR Church earlier this week in Kibuye – a rundown neighborhood in Kampala – by Ugandan security forces on spurious allegations that they were “DMI spies”, was masterminded by agents of Kayumba Nyamwasa’s RNC, this newspaper has...

Friday, July 26, 2019, 8:07 AM

Rwanda’s political dialogue; no sacks of money permitted

When President Paul Kagame was recently asked whether there is an imminent war with Uganda he responded, “I don’t see it coming.” This reassurance is based on the fact that for more than 20 years an uneasy peace has characterised the relations of the two countries, albeit with...

Tuesday, July 2, 2019, 9:31 AM

Kayumba’s death sentence

The news that top RNC commanders have been killed in operations in  the DR Congo, should ordinarily be gut-wrenching for the Museveni-Kayumba-FDLR axis that aims at destabilizing Rwanda. However, they probably don’t give a damn since the young men and women whose lives are being put at...

Friday, June 28, 2019, 8:49 AM

Uganda and RNC in a pigsty; convincing none they are clean

On 20 June 2019, The Daily Monitor published a story titled “Rwanda opposition in exile asks Kagame for dialogue.” It reads like the rest of RNC promotional material recently appearing with regularity in Uganda’s media as part of that country’s policy to destabilise Rwanda...

Monday, June 24, 2019, 7:34 AM

Why dialogue between Museveni and RNC is needed

There is substantial evidence showing that the Uganda-RNC agenda to destabilise Rwanda is failing miserably. Barely a year ago, few could have predicted an embarrassing outcome from which that agenda's chief architect Kayumba – would be begging for dialogue. It is a sharp turn in...

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:35 AM

Rwanda-Uganda crisis: Khisa wastes opportunity to exercise intellectual independence

On Saturday June 15, 2019 Uganda's The Daily Monitor published an article titled “The Kampala-Kigali feud is bad: Majority report.” Most people who choose academia as a life-long commitment will tell you that the main reason for going there the kind of independence that allows them...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 10:58 AM

How Museveni’s vulnerability at home dragged Uganda and Rwanda to conflict

On June 8, 2019, Uganda's The Daily Monitor carried a story by Ugandan journalist Angelo Izama entitled, “How clashes of class, egos drag Uganda and Rwanda to conflict.” Mr. Izama attempts to situate the current episode in the context of a broader protracted structural conflict of...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Museveni pardons those he wrongs

With the ever escalating tensions between Uganda and Rwanda, it is difficult to predict when and how the conflict will cease. However, if the way individuals are handled suggested how states deal with one another, then it would be easy to predict how the conflict between the two states might end...

Monday, June 3, 2019, 9:20 PM

By parading Rwanda’s dead for political points, Uganda crosses the line

For much of the tensions between Uganda and Rwanda, there was a general belief held by the people of both countries that a war was not possible. I was one of those who believed that the situation could be contained before it got to the point of war. However, the recent escalation shows that all...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12:14 AM

Understanding Museveni’s silence on Rwanda

Museveni has been uncharacteristically silent on matters involving Uganda and Rwanda. Some commentators close to his government have given the impression that this is the normal reaction of someone who is calm and collected. However, what they have neglected to point out is that this kind of...

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

After border construction ends, Museveni has some explaining to do

Rwanda made the mistake of conflating two unrelated yet sensitive issues when it announced the decision to partially close one border point - the most used - with Uganda and the urging of its nationals against travelling to Uganda due to increased harassment, torture, and illegal detention of its...

Thursday, April 4, 2019, 11:50 PM

For Rwanda - everything but kneeling

On March 9, 2019 President Paul Kagame officially opened the 16th National Leadership retreat that drew over 300 delegates from the public, private sector and beyond. The President spent much of his opening speech on the current relations between Uganda and Rwanda. He was candid and detailed. A...

Monday, March 11, 2019, 12:00 AM

Stop the false equivalence games, Ugandan elites – examine your consciences

The Executive Director of the British charity Oxfam International, Winnie Byanyima, a citizen of Uganda has been adding her voice to the chorus of those seeking to maintain the impression that Rwanda shares blame with Uganda for deteriorated relations between the two countries. At the beginning of...

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 12:07 AM