Uganda

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

Ugandan police confiscated our travel documents and accused us of illegal entry – Rwandans

Two Rwandan nationals who were illegally arrested and detained in Uganda before they returned home last Sunday have warned compatriots against traveling to Uganda saying it was not safe for Rwandans. Jean-Baptiste Niyomucunguzi and Samuel Nizeyimana were separately arrested by Ugandan security...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 2:36pm

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 - 12:15pm

Rwanda-Uganda crisis: Torture victims seek legal redress

Several Rwandans who say they were illegally arrested and tortured by Ugandan security agencies are filing a lawsuit at the East African Court of Justice. Kigali-based lawyer Richard Mugisha, of Trust Law Chambers, is representing the victims – who include a couple that welcomed their first...

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 4:37pm

Rwanda-Uganda crisis: What led to the 1999-2000 Kisangani fighting is a matter of public record

With the bellicose language coming from certain circles of the government establishment in Kampala, and a section of the Ugandan media, including Andrew Mwenda’s assertion that the Uganda army considers the 1999-2000 fighting in Kisangani between Rwandan and Ugandan troops “unfinished...

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:00pm

Rwanda on alert as three Ebola cases are confirmed in Uganda

Rwanda’s ministry of health has implored the public and concerned agencies to strengthen measures to prevent the spread of Ebola into Rwanda. This comes after one case of the Ebola virus was, Tuesday, confirmed in Uganda’s western district of Kasese by the World Health Organisation....

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 3:27pm

Rwandan who bribed his way back home from Ugandan jail speaks out

The family of Moses Ishimwe Rutare, 33, a Rwandan national who had been kidnapped by Ugandan operatives in December last year, had to  pay up to Ush2 million (about Rwf480,000) in what it says was a ransom for his return to Rwanda. They say the money was paid to a state attorney, having...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 9:20am

Travel advisory to Uganda still stands, says Sezibera

Rwanda’s advisory that warns its citizens against travelling to Uganda still stands, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has said. The clarification came after Rwanda announced on Sunday temporary re-opening of Gatuna border for heavy trucks. In an interview with...

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 9:17am

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 - 9:14am

Uganda’s efforts to launder Rujugiro’s image will not hold

Uganda’s New Vision newspaper has given fugitive Rwandan businessman Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa a multi-purpose platform to launder his image; to attempt to deny involvement with a group that has declared war on Rwanda’s legitimate government; and to tarnish the leadership of Rwanda in a...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 8:15am

Kilifi, Uganda Para Taekwondo team set for Ambassador’s Cup

Kilifi Club from Kenya and Uganda’s Para Taekwondo Team have joined five guest teams that will contest for honors at this year’s edition of the annual Taekwondo Ambassador’s Cup. The three-day regional competition is scheduled for October 6-8 in Kigali. Rwanda Taekwondo...

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 11:23pm

Rwanda, Uganda favourites for tech investors

Rwanda and Uganda are emerging favourite destinations in Africa for investment in information and communications technology. However, the leading investor destinations in the ICT sector in sub Saharan Africa — Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa — have recorded a decline in investment...

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:50pm

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