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Tensions persist despite Gatuna border opening

Published on June 17, 2019

While Rwandan authorities recently opened the Gatuna border post, which was closed in February as diplomatic relations between Kigali and Kampala worsened, it still remains a ghost town. While Kigali said it took the decision to pave the way for the upgrade of the one-stop border post, the stopping of Rwandans from crossing the border into Uganda exposed the rising security tensions between the two neighbours over alleged espionage. Even with the partial opening of the border for a 12-day test period, relations have not normalised. There has not only been restriction of movement of people, goods and services but also deportations of Rwandans from Uganda. Read more. Source | East African

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