Uganda

Tortured in Uganda, Rwandan mother narrates how she was separated from her one-month old baby

Julienne Kayirere, a Rwandan mother who was illegally detained, tortured and separated from her one month old baby was dumped at the Rwanda-Uganda border. She is appealing for help to get her baby. She narrated the ordeal to the media, on Sunday. She went to Uganda in 2017 on a...

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 6:35am

Teen victim recounts torturous experience in Uganda custody

Just as officials from Uganda were about to arrive in Kigali on Monday for a meeting with their Rwandan counterparts on how to end the current standoff between the two countries, another Rwandan victim of the ongoing hostilities against Rwanda was dumped at the border from Uganda. Benimana, 19,...

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 3:10pm

Widow of Uganda torture victim demands justice

Annonciata Nyirahabimana, the widow of a Rwandan man who died from the effects of weeks of torture at the hands of Uganda’s military intelligence, has called for justice for her deceased husband. Nyirahabimana, 45, holds Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence responsible for her husband of...

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 2:14am

He went to Uganda in search of a traditional healer and returned with wounds of torture

A month before Rwanda issued a travel advisory against Rwandan nationals traveling to Uganda, Jean-Claude Dusabimana, 29, travelled to the neighboring country to get help from traditional healers there. He had strange ailments and had been informed that there is a good traditional ‘doctor...

Friday, September 6, 2019 - 1:12am

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...

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 1:03am

Rwanda, Uganda sign MoU to resolve stand-off

Rwanda and Uganda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with both countries committing to resolving the ongoing stand-off that has worsened in the past few months. The signing took place in Luanda during a Quadripartite Summit held on Wednesday. The MoU, which was seen by The New...

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 4:20pm

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 - 12:03pm

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 - 10:32am

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 - 8:32pm

Deported Nizeyimana reports torture, slavery in Uganda

Jean d’Amour Nizeyimana, 33, and four other Rwandan men were deported from Uganda over the weekend after 16 months of slavery in the neighbouring country. They were accused by Ugandan authorities for illegally entering the country, allegations they strongly refuted. Like hundreds other...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 8:09am

Ugandan opposition activist tortured, succumbs to injuries

Ugandan musician-cum-opposition activist Micheal Kalinda on Sunday night succumbed to his injuries, days after he was discovered with life-threatening injuries, according to reports from the capital Kampala. Kalinda, who was best known in the music industry as Zigy Wine, was first reported missing...

Monday, August 5, 2019 - 11:45am

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 - 8:48am

Genocide fugitive arrested in Uganda – then released and sent back to Belgium

Uganda on Wednesday facilitated a prominent fugitive wanted in Rwanda for genocide crimes to return to Belgium, The New Times can report. An investigation by this newspaper established that Ugandan authorities first intervened when Anastase Munyandekwe was arrested in the capital Kampala and...

Friday, August 2, 2019 - 12:58am

Rwandan national murdered in Uganda, hastily buried by Ugandan police

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...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:43am

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...

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 12:24pm

Rwanda writes to Uganda over arrest of '40 Rwandans’ in Kampala church

Rwanda's High Commissioner in Uganda, Frank Mugambage on Thursday termed as ridiculous the reported arrest of more than 40 Rwandans in Kampala in an operation mounted by the country’s military intelligence operatives. Ugandan newspapers on Wednesday reported that the Rwandans were seized...

Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 10:53pm

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 - 1:11am

On refugees, Museveni is the arsonist that sets fire on a house

The world has marked another World Refugee Day (20th June). The plight of the millions that get run out of their countries by wars; the internally displaced persons and all the suffering they endure has been remarked upon, for the umpteenth time. Reading about the refugee situation in Uganda in...

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 9:00am

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 - 7:34am

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 - 10:35am