Uganda releases 32 Rwandans

Ahead of high level talks with Rwanda this week, Uganda has released 32 Rwandans as a sign of good will and a commitment to the Memorandum of Understanding reached by the leaders of both countries in Angola recently.

Uganda has arrested and detained several Rwandans over “illegal entry and illegal” through its Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI).

Rwanda asserts that its citizens are being illegally arrested, detained and tortured in Uganda.

The release of the 32 brings it to two deportations of Rwandans by Uganda in three months.

Monday’s meeting between at team of Ugandans led by Foreign Affairs minister Sam Kuteesa and a team from Rwanda will take place in Kigali.

The meeting follows an MoU reached by President Museveni and his counter part Paul Kagame signed at a summit in Angola that called for an establishment of an ad hoc committee to implement the agreement reached by both leaders.

Following months of border tensions, Rwanda closed its borders to Ugandan goods and have continued to be restricted on Rwandan market.

Ugandan goods are heavily restricted from entering Rwanda – at Gatuna – where Rwanda completed constructing a one – stop – border post, and at Kagitumba and Cyanika.

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