Uganda

Covid-19: EAC truck drivers tracking system to be launched next week

East African Community (EAC) partner states have agreed to start launching a regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system, mid next week, as one of the measures aimed at preventing further spread of the coronavirus disease, and minimize loss of lives. The launch will run from August 12...

Friday, August 7, 2020 - 4:54pm

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 - 2:08am

Uganda has been mitigated

Riddle: Imagine an army which has won no war in recent memory but somehow its commanders take credits for every loss, promote themselves to generals, field marshals and keep going back to a war won in their long-gone youth in centuries past, before we were all born, wearing uniforms and carrying...

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 11:14am

Over 300 Rwandans expelled from Uganda

Over 300 Rwandan nationals have been rounded up by Ugandan authorities and dumped at various ungazetted entry points across Burera and Gicumbi districts in Northern Province. According to accounts by the victims, they had been accused by Ugandan authorities mainly the Ugandan People Defence...

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 10:51am

Uganda confirms first case of coronavirus

Uganda has become the latest East African Community nation to report the case of coronavirus. The country’s Ministry of Health said in a statement that a 36-year-old Ugandan male who arrived from Dubai at 2:00 am on Saturday, 21 March 2020 aboard Ethiopian airline tested positive for Covid...

Sunday, March 22, 2020 - 11:59am

Senior Ugandan official named in anti-Rwanda acts by one of the Kinigi attackers

An exclusive interview this newspaper has had with Seleman Kabayija – the deputy commander of the RUD-Urunana perpetrators of the terror attack in Kinigi of October last year – has further exposed Philemon Mateke’s involvement in acts to cause instability in Rwanda. Mateke,...

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 9:54am

Rwanda, Uganda sign extradition treaty

Rwandan dissidents, especially members of Rwanda National Congress (RNC), involved in anti-Rwanda operations in neighbouring Uganda could soon face justice in Kigali following the signing of an extradition treaty between the two countries. The treaty was signed during the fourth...

Saturday, February 22, 2020 - 5:11pm

Uganda-Rwanda crisis far from over

The tone of stories coming from Uganda strongly suggests the current crisis involving the two countries is far from over. Since the beginning of the year, Uganda's mainstream media such as The New Vision, The Daily Monitor, The Independent have all persisted in a distortion campaign that make...

Monday, February 10, 2020 - 12:16am

Luanda MoU: Rwanda, Uganda ministers meet at Gatuna border

Rwandan officials on Friday, February, 7, met with their Ugandan counterparts at the Gatuna border for a joint planning meeting ahead of the forthcoming summit between presidents Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni. The heads of state are scheduled for February 21 as both countries seek to mend...

Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 11:14pm

Editorial: Luanda has to prove it can deliver peace

Ugandans and Rwandans’ eyes are eagerly turned towards Luanda, Angola, where the Third Quadripartite Summit takes place on Sunday, February 2. All we can do is keep our fingers crossed. Will something concrete come out of that meeting finally or are we in for another disappointment?...

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:56am

Uganda commits to releasing Rwandan nationals

The third Quadripartite summit resolved that Uganda and Rwanda would release nationals of each country held and lists were submitted to facilitate the objective. The summit hosted by President Lourenço was also attended by President Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo and President...

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:22am

Rwanda has not confirmed attendance of NRM conference

Rwanda has dismissed reports that it will send a delegation to the Ugandan ruling party, National Resistance Movement (NRM) Delegates’ Conference scheduled for Saturday at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. Rogers Mulindwa, the spokesperson for NRM, is quoted in various Ugandan media...

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 1:53pm

Ugandans, adiós, amigos! Museveni wants Rwandans not

Appearing soon in a theatre next-door: yet another highly suspenseful episode in the extremely hilarious series, “Honest-to-goodness Conduct From Now On”. The exact nature of jokes in the new episode, we can only conjecture. Luckily, our guessing task is made that more effortless by...

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 12:21am

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 - 9:21pm

It takes more than a gesture to create goodwill

As good religious people, we are enjoined to love our neighbours, even if sometimes it is not as we love ourselves. We laugh with them when they are happy, cry together when sad; admonish them when they do the most stupid thing, or laud them for some great stuff they have done.  We wring...

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 12:26am

VIDEO: Tales of torture: Rwandans detained by Ugandan security share their ordeal

The nine Rwandans released recently by Uganda are recuperating at a hospital in Kigali. However, they carry appalling tales of illegal and inhumane treatment by Ugandan intelligence operatives. Among the horrific experiences are torture by electrocution and water boarding.   Water...

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 8:50pm

We are happy to be back home, say Rwandans released by Uganda

Worn-out and relieved. The long journey after three years of incarceration had come to an end. The nine men recently set free by Ugandan authorities arrived at the Gatuna border Wednesday night. They told reporters that they were so happy to be free and back home. They were escorted to the...

Friday, January 10, 2020 - 9:01am

Rwandan envoy to Uganda welcomes release of nationals

Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Uganda, Frank Mugambaje, has welcomed the decision to release nine Rwandans who had been arbitrarily arrested in Uganda. Mugambage was speaking at a joint news conference alongside Uganda’s Foreign Minister, Sam Kutesa, on Wednesday. All the nine...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 10:39pm

Uganda frees 9 Rwandans, urged to release all victims

The Government of Rwanda has welcomed the freeing of nine Rwandans by a Ugandan military court on Tuesday, saying that this is a good step but called for the release of all Rwandans illegally held in Uganda. This follows reports that Uganda’s General Court Martial in Makindye, in Kampala,...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 9:43am

Burera District wants remains of slain citizen repatriated from Uganda

Officials in Burera District have called for the repatriation of the remains of a Rwandan who was last week brutally murdered in Uganda, so that he can be given a decent burial. The deceased, identified as Félicien Mbonabakeka, a 35-year-old father of four, was attacked and killed by a mob...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 11:24am

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