Rwanda to re-open border with Uganda as relations thaw

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By Clement Uwiringiyimana KIGALI (Reuters) – Rwanda will re-open on Monday a border crossing with Uganda that was shuttered nearly three years ago, even as tensions rise between the central African neighbours, fuelled by accusations of espionage and support for each other’s dissidents. Rwanda had repeatedly accused Uganda of supporting rebel groups planning to topple the government in Kigali while Kampala accused Rwanda of carrying out illegal espionage activities in Uganda. In a statement on Twitter on Friday, Rwanda’s foreign ministry said the country would re-open the common border on Jan. …

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