Ugandan and Angolan officials were stunned last Friday after the
Rwandan team demanded that President Museveni fires his top security
chiefs, including Brig Abel Kandiho and Col Kaka Bagyenda, as part of
the conditions for normalizing relations between the two countries.
Uganda and Rwanda officials last Friday met in Kigali in fulfillment
of the Luanda protocol that aims at normalizing tensions between the two
countries. The meeting was also in preparation of the border meeting
between President Museveni and his Rwanda counterpart Paul Kagame that
is expected this Friday at Katuna/Gatuna border.
Uganda was represented by Minister Kutesa, Minister Jeje Odongo
(Internal Affairs), Attorney General William Byaruhanga, Director
General of External Security Organisation Joseph Oc...
The Ugandan government has released another set of Rwandan nationals
who have been in custody since their arrest last year over various
On Tuesday afternoon, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Sam
Kutesa presided over the handover of 13 people to Noel Mucyo, the First
Counsellor at Rwanda’s High Commission in Uganda to make it 24 people
who have been released and handed over to Rwanda this year.
at the function, Kutesa said this was part of the Kampala
establishment’s efforts to normalize tensions with their brotherly
neighbours which have not been at their best for the past two or so
withdrawal of the charges from these people does not in any way suggest
that they are innocent . It is simply done for government to facilitate
the peace pro...
The Ad Hoc Commission on the implementation of
the Luanda Memorandum of Understanding between Rwanda and Uganda today
met in Kigali Rwanda for the third time time.
Hoc Commission on the implementation of the Luanda Memorandum of
Understanding between Rwanda and Uganda meets for the third time today
at Rwanda Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters in Kigali,” the
ministry tweeted on its handle.
The committee was established in August last year in Luanda.
last meeting, which took place in Kampala last November, hit a dead end
after delegates disagreed and referred the issues to President Museveni
and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame.
Mr Museveni and Mr Kagame met three weeks ago in Angola and agreed to meet again on February 22 at Katuna border.
The Rwanda government has deported Ugandan IT expert Ivan Peter Egessa two months after he was arrested and detained in Kigali.
Rwanda intelligence officials on Thursday, February 13, 2020, drove
Egessa to the Ugandan border at Mirama Hills in Ntungamo district with
an order declaring him an unwanted immigrant.
“Take note that you are declared a prohibited immigrant in Rwanda
within the meaning of articles 12 and 15 of the law Nº 57/2018 of
13/08/2018 on immigration and emigration in Rwanda,” a deportation order
issued by Francois Regis Gatarayiha, Rwanda’s Director General of
Immigration and Emigration, read in part.
Egessa, a software engineer, went missing on December 8 last year in
Kigali, with his family saying they had tried and failed to locate him
through the Rwan...
A bus belonging to Trinity Express, a Rwandan based travel company on Tuesday morning went up in flames in Mpigi.
All the passengers survived but they lost their property to the fire.
The bus registration number RAD 664D from Kigali heading to Kampala went up in flames at Buwama Police Check point.
Video footage of the incident shows large flames at the rear of the bus, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky.
Police suspects the fire started in the engine compartment before it spread to the rest bus.
Trinity Express is a Rwanda based company on the international
Kigali-Kampala route. It has been growing rapidly over the past few
Four mountain gorillas from Volcanoes national park in Rwanda have been found dead inside Uganda’s Mgahinga national park in southwestern Uganda.
According to reports, the gorillas are suspected to have been killed
by a lightning strike on February 3. The deceased gorillas include three
adult females and a male infant.
The Hirwa family of 17 members crossed to Uganda’s Mgahinga national
park on August 28, 2019, from Volcanoes national park in Rwanda.
According to a statement from the Greater Virunga Transboundary
Collaboration (GVTC), a transboundary organization coordinating the
management of natural resources in the Virunga massif, the four mountain
gorillas were all from the Hirwa family in Rwanda.
Following the discovery of the dead gorillas, GVTC says in the
An introverted man, Paul Mahuku spends most of his day seated on the
verandah of a male dormitory in Impinganzima hostel in Huye District. It
takes a strong rapport with him to establish a conversation.
He usually makes prolonged smiles to strangers he is not comfortable
enough to talk to but holds emotional conversations and cracks jokes
when talking to people he knows.
“My name is not Paul but Pawulo. We only have one Paul in Rwanda,” he jokingly says referring to President Paul Kagame.
He lives in Impinganzima-Huye hostel, which accommodates elderly
people whose families were completely wiped out by the 1994 Genocide
against the Tutsi.
Mahuku was 74 years old during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi
and after the killing of all his family, he lived a lonely life un...
At least 13 people died in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, in overnight heavy rains and others were injured, government officials said Monday. The East African nation has seen dozens of deaths caused by torrential rains in recent weeks.
The latest downpour began Sunday evening, causing flooding and
mudslides that swept away 15 houses in the capital and left some roads
“We can confirm that the provisional number of those dead has
reached 13. Some people who we thought were missing have been found dead
and the search continues,” Claude Tuyishime, spokesman of the ministry
of disaster management, told The Associated Press.
On Jan. 28, heavy rain in Rwanda killed at least three people while
destroying farms and sweeping away homes. In December, 12 people were
After failure to stabilise the relations between the two neighbouring
countries, the two presidents returned to Luanda for a second meeting
on Sunday organised by President João Lourenço for talks.
to the senior presidential press secretary, Don Wanyama, both heads of
state agreed on seeing all prisoners released before a meeting at the
Katuna border point.
third quadripartite summit on Uganda and Rwanda in Luanda has ended.
Five key resolutions arrived at including the release of prisoners and
stopping support for destabilizers,”Wanyama tweeted.
He said the
two heads of state also agreed to have human rights of each other’s
citizens to be protected but also the ad-hoc teams to continue before a
meeting between Museveni and Kagame at the Katuna border poi...
President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul
Kagame, will hold another round of talks in three weeks time, at the Katuna
border post, as they continue to seek ways of resolving sticking issues between
the two countries.
The resolution was one of five that the Heads of State arrived at today (Sunday)
during the third round of talks in Luanda, Angola.
Dubbed the Quadripartite Summit, the talks are facilitated by Angola's President
Joao Lourenco, while DRC's Felix Tshisekedi is an observer. Before today's
summit, two others were held in July and August last year in Luanda.
Today's summit saw the four Heads of State hold an over four-hour closed door
session at the Angolan Presidential Palace in the heart of Luanda.
President Lourenco, who briefed the media on behalf of the ...
In August 2017, on the 3rd day of that month, Revence Kato-Kalibwani
was killed on Parliament Avenue, outside Cafe Javas. You don’t know who
he is, do you? I don’t blame you. Uganda does not celebrate her civilian
heroes that much. Or the people, who with a rope over one shoulder,
back bent forward, are dragging the country into the future with panting
sweat on their brow. Kato-Kalibwani was one of them.
this day, we do not know why he died. Or how he died. The only report
we have is 1 min, 52 seconds news clip that reported the murder of a man
by a mob that accused him of trying to set fire to Cafe Javas. Those
who knew the geeky, highly cerebral Kalibwani who helped created the
mobile money application software called Adjection, one of the bedrocks
of what we use everyd...
Rwanda president Paul Kagame has told diplomats in Kigali that
he is not about to tell his citizens to return to Uganda because he has
no control over their safety outside their home country.Addressing
more than 60 diplomats at the home of the Presidency in Kigali on
Wednesday evening, Mr Kagame said there were still hundreds of Rwandans
in Ugandan jails and that telling his people they were safe in Kampala
would be a lie.
This perhaps gave the clearest hint on
the progress of the efforts to resolve the dispute between Rwanda and
Uganda, indicating the two countries are far from reaching a resolution.
Mr Kagame said: “There is always going to be work to do.”“We
have had hundreds of Rwandans arrested in Uganda. And we have raised
this matter with Ugandan authorities. We have ...