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Prominent head of Rwandan diaspora in Mozambique showered with bullets, Dead

Louis Baziga, who has been the head of the Rwandan community in Mozambique was murdered Monday morning by a group of unidentified gunmen.

Baziga was reportedly killed in his car at around 11 am in Matola area in the Mozambican capital Maputo.

Matola is the largest suburb of Maputo and it is home to the biggest industrial area in the southern African country.

Why is Rwanda and Uganda at loggerheads?, may we at least know Mayor Lukwago pleads

Kampala Lord Mayor Ssalongo Erias Lukwago has questioned the president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to pronounce him self over Rwanda question.

Mr Lukwago argues that Ugandans must know what is going on between their country and neighbours (Rwanda) than keeping on as speculators.

Finally Museveni and Kagame shake hands for peace, sign MoU

Uganda president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has finally signed a peace agreement with Paul Kagame of Rwanda today 21st August 2019. Whisper Eye Reports.

Fomer bush war generals have come to a common conclusion to end tension between the two states which has taken almost a year.

A memorandum of understanding on regional cooperation and security had been signed in Luanda, Angola during the second Quadripartite Summit.

Angola to Rwanda – Uganda make peace, tables draft proposal on resolving stand-off

Angola will this week on Wednesday host the second Quadripartite Summit in the capital Luanda, as part of the effort to seek a negotiated resolution to the stand-off between Rwanda and Uganda.

According to an official, Rwanda and Uganda are expected to consider a proposal on the way forward made by Angola.

Olivier Nduhungirehe, the State Minister in Charge of East African Community at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, confirmed the development in an interview with The New Times.

Tortured in Ugandan prison, Bizimana narrates his life

In April last year, Frank Bizimana was arrested in Ntungamo, in Western Uganda and accused of illegal entry into the country even as he insists he had entered through official channels.

The deportation of the 31-year old follows another of five Rwandans last weekend who said they were subjected to slavery in Uganda for 16 months.

Rwandan citizen killed in Rukiga District Uganda

The Police in Rukiga District is investigating circumstances under which a 29 year old Rwandese National was hit with a stone that led to his death in Kigara village , Kamwezi Sub County at the border with Rwanda.

Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Augustine Kwizera who originated from Rwanda but was resident in Kigara village.

Rwandan national Rutagungira clocks two years at a detention in Uganda

By Patience Kirabo

Rene Rutagungira (circled)

Hundreds of Rwandan nationals that suffered abductions, arbitrary arrests, illegal detention and torture still languish Uganda. Among these victims is businessman Rene Rutagungira. The Kampala-based Rwandan businessman who was abducted on 7 August 2017 – two years now – continues to suffer the injustice of illegal detention, on top of which he is in Makindye Military Barracks though he is a civilian.

Rutagungira, who was last seen in court May this year, is presumed to still be under Military custody where he is held incommunicado, with no updates on his case. His family now fears the worst. Rutagungira was detained on charges of “espionage”, although no evidence has been presented to prove his guilt. His lawyers have continued to press Uganda security operatives for their omission, abuse of the law and violation of the victim’s rights.

Rwandan national murdered in Uganda, buried by Uganda police says rwandan media

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 the past six months were set upon, in an increasingly hostile environment for Rwandan nationals living in the neighbouring country.

According to information reaching The New Times, in the night of Monday this week, men with machetes attacked the brothers in the trading centre of Bugaki in Kyenjojo.

Rwanda shuts down its borders with DRC over Ebola

Hundreds of  Rwandans in Rubavu district which borders Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been told no to crossng to  the busiest border , Whisper Eye Reports.

The directive also stopped thousands of DRC citizens to cross over to Rwanda. this comes as Rwanda  tightens its territory against a possible Ebola outbreak.

According to media outlets in Kigali  the new developments   this morning take course.

Uganda and Rwanda border row will be finally resolved

|President Yoweri Museveni has confirmed that negotiations are on-going to resolve the tensions between Uganda and Rwanda.

In February Rwanda closed its main border with Uganda at Katuna to allow the completion of the one-stop border post in Kisoro district to purportedly expedite the construction of the single customs post at Gatuna.

However, Ugandan traders were advised to use the Kyanika and Kagitumba border posts to enter Rwanda. The Rwandan government advised its nationals against crossing to Uganda because they could not guarantee the safety of their nationals in the Ugandan territory.

Mindset change was critical to Rwanda’s transformation – president Kagame

wanda has transformed into one of the fast developing countries and one of the easiest places to do business in the world because Rwandans had no alternative but to move up after the country had sunk so low after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

The comments were made on Saturday by President Paul Kagame while speaking at the 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum in Abuja, Nigeria.

We were enslaved for months, says Rwandan victim of torture in Uganda

Fiston Irakiza, 20, went to Uganda’s Kisoro District on October 28, 2018 using a two-day temporary pass as is common with border communities to cross freely and go about his business – vending alcoholic beverages in Kisoro border town.

In Kisoro, a town located in Western Uganda and near the Rwandan border, he ran into an impromptu security checkpoint.

He was asked to produce his papers and he presented his temporary pass and the National Identity card.

By hating Rwanda, Museveni wished to buy banished mother’s affection

Museveni’s origins are shrouded in mystery. Many versions of where he was born and his true nationality are claimed. Those who know him view the vagueness around his origins as deliberately created. He one time said that he was born in Mbarara Hospital even as he claimed he does not know his exact date of birth. That was in Mbarara in April 1992. But later he changed and said it was Ntungamo! This feigned ignorance of his exact birth date is atypical of a man who otherwise boasts of having an incredible memory and ability to recall events that many people have forgotten. The clearest signal of Museveni’s origin comes from the stigma that Rwandese and Ugandans of Rwandese origin have been subjected to.

Yoweri Kayibanda, a.k.a Rutabasirwa, was born in Rwanda, despite his insistence that he was born in Uganda. The most informed sources who have known Museveni since his early childhood insist that he and his mother, the late Esiteri Kokundeka, came to Uganda from Butare, southern Rwanda, where he was born around April 1943. One of these sources, Gertrude Byanyima, the wife of the late Boniface Byanyima, the former national chairman of the Democratic Party, says Museveni came to Uganda as a child from Rwanda.

Rwanda is small market, ignore it, Uganda trade minister Kyambadde tells traders

Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde has said Ugandans should drop “sentimental” attachment to Rwanda, which shut its main Gatuna border to Ugandan cargo in February, and explore new regional markets for exports.

“We are not going to confine ourselves to an economy of how many million [people]? Eight million!” she said in an underestimation of Rwanda’s population, projected this year at 12 million.

She made the remarks at the Second Breakfast Policy Series organised by the National Planning Authority (NPA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at Kampala Serena Hotel yesterday.

Uganda’s ‘fundamental mendacity’ on display in abductions of 40 Rwandan church members

The abductions on Tuesday of forty members of the congregation of the ADEPR Church in Kampala by Uganda’s Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI) – in a joint operation with Uganda Police – is indication that the harassment of Rwandans in the neighbor country is intensifying, according to analysts.

The incident took place around midday when congregants of the church, in Kibuye in the Ugandan capital, were in prayer. According to eye witnesses three civilian vans – of the kind used by most Ugandan public transporters – and three police light trucks, of the “panda gari” type arrived, and parked in front of the building which hosts the Kampala branch of the church (whose headquarters are in Rwanda).

Uganda’s CMI arrests 40 church members, accused of Rwanda links

Uganda security services lead by  Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI)  and police has arrested 40 what it has called Rwandan intelligence and security services officers in Kampala. Whisper Eye Reports.

40 members arrested have been operating a Church known as Pentecost Church  ‘ADPR’ around Kibuye , Kampala which security sources say  it was undercover for Rwanda security.