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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

How Rwandan father was murdered in cold blood in Uganda before he was hurriedly buried by police

Grief engulfed Gahunda village in Burera District after residents learnt that one of their own, a 35-year-old father of four, had been killed by a group of villagers in Uganda before he was hurriedly buried by the police in the neighbouring country. News of Félicien Mbonabakeka’s cold...

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 7:42am

Two Rwandans narrate horrendous ordeal in Uganda

Two Rwandans, a man and a mother, on Thursday told journalists the horrendous ordeal they have been through for months before they were dumped by Ugandan authorities on the border recently. Junior Nyirakarangwa, a 29-year-old mother, returned home with her baby but has no idea where her husband...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 12:08am

Uganda dumps 12 Rwandans at Cyanika border

Twelve Rwandans were on Wednesday bundled by Ugandan authorities and dumped at the Cyanika border post in Burera District.   The victims were dumped in two separate phases.  The first group of six arrived at 1:15 pm while the other was brought at around 7:15 pm. Some of the...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 7:40pm

Uganda stonewalls amid embarrassing revelations

The latest round of talks between Rwanda and Uganda failed to reach a breakthrough on Friday in Kampala and representatives of the Ugandan government found themselves in an awkward position throughout the closed session. Sunday Times has learned that the Ugandan delegation simply had no answers...

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 2:00pm

Facilitators urge Rwanda, Uganda to resolve standoff and pave way for regional integration

Angola and DR Congo have urged for more “openness” at the ongoing Rwanda-Uganda talks under a framework inked in Luanda in August, saying resolving the current impasse would pave way for “most wanted regional economic integration.” Representatives of the two countries...

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 9:12am

Editorial: The talks have failed but there is no giving up

To be honest, there were no surprises from the Kampala meeting; all the signs were there that Kampala was not ready to cede. The amount of disinformation circulated by some sections of Ugandan online publications was a clear indication that something was cooking. The barrage of fake news from...

Sunday, December 15, 2019 - 12:28am

Rwanda, Uganda talks deadlocked

Talks between Rwanda and Uganda collapsed Friday night after the two sides failed to find common ground on what Kigali has described as ‘toxic issues’ that have poisoned relations between the two neighbours. Long hours of discussions between the two countries at Speke Resort...

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 7:21pm

Luanda agreement: Rwanda, Uganda hold talks in Kampala

KAMPALA – A high-level Rwandan delegation was in Kampala Friday for another round of bilateral talks over the current standoff between the two neighbours, under a framework known as the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The Rwandan delegation, led by the State Minister for East...

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:44am

Rwandan ministers head to Kampala for bilateral talks

Rwanda and Uganda will Friday hold another round of talks over the current standoff between the two neighbours, under a framework known as the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The Rwandan delegation, led by the State Minister for East African Community, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe arrives...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 11:15am

A Ugandan officer tried to recruit me into Rwandan militia – torture victim

Emmanuel Nkurunziza, a resident Nyarubuye Sector, in Kirehe District, left home in May 2018 headed to Kampala, Uganda, in search of work as a bricklayer. On August 20, this year, relatives back home phoned him with sad news. His grandmother in Musanze District had passed on. Nkurunziza hastened...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 12:12am

Editorial: After the pilgrims, is it still a border issue?

They say a photo is worth a thousand words and that couldn’t have been truer than a photo posted by the Governor of the Northern Province on Twitter. It was a line of Ugandan buses – one clearly written; “St Paul’s S.S Bukinda – ferrying pilgrims from Our Lady of...

Sunday, December 1, 2019 - 12:17am

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