May 18, 2022

Uganda, Rwanda To Reopen Border After 3 Years

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Rwanda and Ugandan have agreed to open their borders after they closed three years ago.
The Rwanda Ministry of Foreign Affairs agreed to open borders following last week’s visit by Ugandan commander Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
Kainerugaba is President Yoweri Museveni’s son.
Rwanda said in a statement that its government has taken note there is a process to solve issues raised by Rwanda.
It added that the Ugandan government was also ready to address the remaining obstacles.
In a tweet after Muhoozi’s return from Kigali, Thomas Tayebwa, the Ugandan government’s chief whip in Parliament, noted this was a step in the right direction toward what he called normalizing Uganda-Rwanda relations.
Rwanda and Uganda closed borders in February 2019 accusing Uganda of supporting rebel groups to destabilize Rwanda.
On its part, Uganda accused the Rwanda government of spying.
The closure of the Gatuna-Katuna crossing created financial hardships for Rwandan and Ugandan citizens doing business across the border.

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