Museveni Speaks Out On Uganda-Rwanda Border Closure
President Yoweri Museveni has said the closure of the border by Rwanda is a "hiccup" that will not slow the region down. "Even if the border is closed, trade will go on, only that it will be through smuggling. You can't stop trade through border administration. People resort to smuggling. Others have resorted to export a lot of things to South Sudan, DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, etc," he said.
Rwandan president Paul Kagame, left, and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni meet at State House Entebbe on March 25, 2018.(file photo).
Monitor, 6 April 2019
A Ugandan citizen has dragged the government of Rwanda to the East African Court of Justice over what he terms as an illegal closure of border posts early this year. Read more »
East African, 20 April 2019
Rwandans living in the Gatuna border town can now cross over to Uganda without much restrictions, for the first time in two months, as tensions between the two neighbours begin to… Read more »
Observer, 20 March 2019
Operators of interstate bus services between Uganda and Rwanda are counting heavy losses almost three weeks into the closure of the common border by Rwandan authorities. Read more »
The Observer reports that the Rwandan High Commissioner to Kampala, Frank Mugambage , met President Yoweri Museveni. Mugambage had several requests, including the closure of ... Read more »
Uganda has accused Rwanda of blocking cargo trucks and other vehicles, and stopping its nationals from crossing into Rwanda at the Katuna border amid a resurgence of hostility ... Read more »