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Projet: Talk show club de la presse "Urubuga rw'itangazamakuru"

Activité:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "


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“Urubuga rw'Itangazamakuru (Club de la Presse) of this 16th February, 2020 in synergy by ten radios and 1 Television (TV Isango star) focused on What will be the outcome of the meeting of four Heads of States at Gatuna border this February 21st, 2020?”

Uganda and Rwanda are now in conflict. In May 2019, tensions increased after Uganda protested an incursion by Rwandan forces into Ugandan territory, killing two civilians in the border town of Rukiga. Rwanda denied the allegation, saying it was prosecuting a group of smugglers who had crossed the border illegally. Rwanda accuses its neighbor of illegal detention and torturing of Rwanda nationals, as well as of supporting Anti -Rwanda movements and rebel groups

For its part, Uganda has repeatedly accused Rwanda of spying. Last August, a memorandum of understanding had already been signed in Luanda to end the crisis. But so far, the situation between these two coasts is not yet good. For the moment it is planned that the next Summit which will take place at Gatuna border between Rwanda and Uganda, on February 21st, 2020. The question that many people ask is: "Does this meeting constitute the starting point for re-establishing Uganda-Rwandan relations?”

The Invitees:

• Ildephonse SINABUBARAGA / ISHINGIRO Radio Director

• Joseph HAKUZWUMUREMYI / Political Analyst

• Edmund KAGIRE /  The East African and Kigali Today journalist

Ildephonse SINABUBARAGA returned to the source of the conflict, he confirms that the accusations between the two coasts are almost true, explaining that the Rwandan authorities accuse Uganda of supporting an opposition movement, the Rwanda National Congress (RNC), led by the former army chief, General KAYUMBA NYAMWASA, secondly the accusation of having arrested and tortured a number of Rwandans in Uganda. But Uganda, for its part, accuses Rwanda of spying on its security services and of interfering in its internal policy, but according to all these accusations there are other hidden interests may be on the side of the 'Uganda because the negotiations which were made did not change anything, the situation remained the same, there are cases where it was worsened after just the meeting of two heads of states.

Joseph HAKUZWUMUREMYI and Edmund KAGIRE said that the two countries use diplomatic paths but which are slow because we do not see a clear change on the two sides. However there is a bit change as Uganda released some Rwandans who were detained in it barracks.

“Let us confide that this meeting of February 21st will settle the starting point for the reestablishment of Ugandan-Rwandan relations.” Said invitees

The audience reacted on this issue saying their prayer is that the February 21st meeting may results into the reopening of the border to revive cross border trade

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