Grandi however, notes that although Uganda has been able to demonstrate that refugees can live within host communities and be allowed to cultivate their own food, such support could over stretch services among host communities. He notes that the patience of local communities should not overly be tested but should be made to benefit from refugee presence in their areas.
Eyes of a Journalist, a book written by veteran journalist Justus Muhanguzi Kampe, is slated to be launched today Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Hotel Africana at 5:30pm. The book brings back to life names we have not heard from for a long time that played important roles in the RPF struggle to dislodge President Juvenal Habyarimana and the Hutu majority regime in Kigali. The author shares his impatience that turns into frustration after trying in vain to meet the overall RPF commander, Major-General Fred Rwigyema.
Uganda has over the years been voted a top destination for refugees. Studies last year, found that just 1 of the refugees living in rural Ugandan settlements depend entirely on humanitarian assistance and that many operate their own businesses and even employ Ugandans.
Speaking in a mixture of Runyakitara and English at the funeral today, Rev. Moses Isabirye wondered how people can fear a body without breath. Rev. Isabirye was referring to the refusal by Government to allow the former National Resistance Army (NRA), fighterâ€™s body to be brought home for burial.
Two Uganda Peopleâ€™s Defense Forces â€“ UPDF have been named in the kidnapping or killing of Rwandan Asylum seekers. The two, only identified as Lt. Col. Kankiriho and Lt. Col. Buryo, have been named by Christopher Busigo and Charles Sande, the other suspects in the kidnappings.
Police have been deployed to limit the number of Rwandans expelled from Tanzania gaining entry into Uganda. A Rwandan leader of the immigrants claims Tanzanian forces are actively forcing the refugees to go to Rwanda instead of Uganda.
Mohammed Abdi Adar, the UNHCR representative, told URN on Friday that they have requested the government to investigate circumstances under which Lt Joel Mutabazi and two other Rwandan asylum-seekers were suspiciously abducted with possible knowledge of the Ugandan Police.
The Ugandan Police continues to contradict itself on reports that its officers participated in the kidnapping of Lt. Joel Mutabazi, the former body guard to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who was picked up from a hotel in Kampala.
There is still no information on the whereabouts of Lieutenant Joel Mutabazi, a former body guard to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who was reportedly kidnapped in Kampala on Tuesday. Mutabazi, who worked as Kagameâ€™s body guard for 20 years before falling out with the system, went missing from his United Nations High Commission of Refugeesâ€”UNHCR rented home in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb.
Uganda police and Tanzanian authorities have dispatched a team to Kagera to search for two Rwandan immigrants who reportedly drowned in River Kagera. More than 3,500 Rwandans who have lived in Biharamuro, Ngara, Karagwe and Mureba districts in Tanzania since the 1960s have so far been expelled from Tanzania. Most of them have gone to Rwanda, while some have crossed the border to Uganda.
Government has granted 16 Rwandan students asylum. The students fled into Uganda early last month citing attempts by the Kigali government to conscript them into the M23 rebel ranks, which is involved in clashes with the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. On their arrival in Kampala, the 16 students who are due for university, applied for asylum.
At least 16 Rwandan students are seeking asylum in Uganda after fleeing Kigali amidst claims that they were being conscripted into the M23 rebel ranks. Rwandan Ambassador to Uganda, Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage, declined to comment on the matter. He was instead asking the URN journalist to tell him where the students were found.