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‘Rwanda doesn’t need mediation with Uganda’

By IGIHE
On 26 March 2019 at 07:32

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe has said that Rwanda doesn’t need mediation with Uganda but the latter should rather address issues affecting Rwandans.

“Rwanda doesn’t need mediation with Uganda. This moral equivalence should stop. If the Government of the United Kingdom wants to be helpful, it should rather pressure
Kampala to release a hundreds of Rwandan citizens held incommunicado in CMI cells for more than two years and to stop supporting FDLR and RNC,” he said in a tweet
commenting on the interview UK ambassador to Rwanda, Jo Lomas held with The
Chronicles.

During the interview, Amb Jo Lomas responded on whether UK will help mediate the
current conflict between Rwanda and Uganda. “We are happy to offer support if
needed but actually we think that the solution is here in the region,” she said.

Rwanda accuses Uganda of violating fundamental rights of hundreds of Rwandans, whose names are known to the Government of Uganda, who have been killed, arrested, incarcerated without consular access and tortured, nor the close to one thousand illegally deported to Rwanda in inhumane conditions.

The presence of armed groups and terrorist organizations hostile to Rwanda, including
RNC, FDLR, and others, who are supported in their activities, including recruitment, by
institutions and officials of the Government of Uganda are among other issues of which
details have been repeatedly communicated to the Government.

During this month, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta held talks with the president of
Rwanda on the sidelines of the National Leadership Retreat in Gabiro from where he
went to meet Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni at his office in Entebbe.


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