Rwanda to reopen border with neighboring Uganda

Rwanda to reopen border with neighboring Uganda

The Rwandan authorities have announced the reopening of the main border with Uganda from next Monday, which has been closed for almost three years.

The border’s reopening was announced after meeting of President Yoweri Museveni’s son Lieutenant General Muhoozi Kainerugaba and Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

Cross-border movement of people and goods at the Gatuna/Katuna border was barred over tensions between the two East African nations. Only goods were allowed in through the other two borders, Cyanika and Kagitumba.

Rwanda had accused Uganda of arresting and deporting its citizens and supporting rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).

The Ugandan government denied the allegation and instead accused Rwanda of infiltrating its security agencies.

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