Rwandan Traders Annoyed by Border Restrictions

The new restrictions imposed by the Democratic Republic of Congo on the border it shares with Rwanda has seen traders scramble to cross either side before the border closure on the DRC's side.

  • Rwanda:  Traders Irked By New Border Restrictions

    The New Times, 25 October 2012

    There is congestion, especially during the evenings, at the DRC border post in Rubavu District as travellers and traders scramble to cross to either side before closure on ... read more »

Trading (file photo): Most of the affected cross-border traders are those dealing in fresh agricultural products.

  • Rwanda:  Border Restrictions By DRC Authorities Is a Shortsighted Move (editorial)

    The New Times, 25 October 2012

    The Monday directive to close the DRC-Rwanda border points has garnered negative reaction from citizens residing and working on both sides of the border. read more »

  • Rwanda:  DRC Suspends 24hr Border Operations

    The New Times, 24 October 2012

    The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reopened the two border posts with Rwanda but imposed new restrictions regulating their services. read more »

  • Rwanda:  DRC Reopens Border With Country

    The New Times, 23 October 2012

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reopened the two border posts with Rwanda but imposed new restrictions regulating cross border movement. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Traders Stranded As DRC Shuts Down Borders With Rwanda

    The New Times, 23 October 2012

    Close to 500 travelers were yesterday stranded at the two border posts that Rwanda shares with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, after the DRC government abruptly shut down ... read more »

  • Congo-Kinshasa:  Rwanda-DRC Border Trade Feels Pinch From Political Stand-Off

    Rwanda Focus, 17 September 2012

    Trade along the Rwanda-DRC border is still going strong, although with some difficulty, despite the ongoing political tensions between the two neighbors. read more »

  • Rwanda:  New Strategy to Boost Cross-Border Trade

    The New Times, 1 September 2012

    The government has introduced a new strategy aimed at facilitating and promoting cross-border trade. read more »

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