Uganda

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

Editorial: There is no running away from the truth, and it hurts

It is Thanksgiving weekend in the United States and people are travelling long distances to be reunited with their families. It also coincides with Black Friday when businesses drastically slash their prices which people erroneously think is meant to give people an affordable Thanksgiving...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:20am

Man tortured in Uganda says his ‘only crime was being Rwandan’

Felecien Ruzigamanzi, 23, a Rwandan who hails from Nyagatare District, was bundled into a car and dumped at the Kagitumba border crossing on Tuesday. This came after he spent about “two months of horror” in a detention facility in Uganda’s western district of Ntungamo. He...

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 6:25am

Uganda arrests close to 200 Rwandans

Ugandan security organs on Monday rounded up and imprisoned between 150 and 200 Rwandans in Kisoro, south western Uganda, The New Times has learnt. Kisoro, which borders Rwanda, is mainly home to the Bafumbira community who share a great deal of cultural heritage, including language,...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:08am

Two Rwandans tortured in Uganda, dumped at the border

Two more Rwandans who had been detained and incarcerated without access to consular services in Uganda returned home after bearing intense torture at the hands of Ugandan authorities. Elia Muhawe and Emmanuel Hitimana are the latest torture victims of Ugandan authorities to be dumped at the...

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 12:17am

Ugandan blogger writes open letter to Museveni over Rwanda standoff

A Ugandan blogger has penned an ‘open letter’ to the country’s President Yoweri Museveni over the current impasse between Uganda and Rwanda, outlining a list of hostile activities by Kampala against the Rwandan government. In what he describes as “provocation” by...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 10:29pm

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

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