Rwanda has agreed to reopen its border with Uganda, ending an almost three-year standoff that took an economic toll on both countries and raised fears of armed hostilities.
The announcement came following a period of quiet diplomacy during which Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni dispatched envoys to negotiate with his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame. Kigali subsequently announced that the Gatuna-Katuna border would open on January 31.
The border was closed in March 2019 after Rwanda repeatedly accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups planning to topple the government in Kigali, while Kampala claimed Rwanda was carrying out illegal espionage activities in Uganda.
Africa needs to engage in more economic activities between and among the countries on the continent for the continent to realize it’s dream of being economically sound by the year 2063 as enshrined in the Agenda 2063: The Africa We Want