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President of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact to end dispute

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Wednesday, August 21, Leaders of Rwanda, Paul Kagame and Uganda, Yoweri Museveni endorsed an agreement in Angola to end disputes.

These two leaders were known to be close allies until their relationship went sour and turned deeply hostile in a dispute that destroyed the trade between the two countries.

The signing occurred in Luanda, the capital of Angola. It was witnessed by Angola’s president Joao Lourenco, President of Democratic of Congo Felix Tshsekedi and Republic of Congo’s President Denis Sassou Nguesso.

Trade had been severely interrupted since February when Rwanda suddenly closed the border that joins the countries together.

In May, Uganda police accused Rwanda soldiers of entering the country and killing two of their men. Rwandan soldiers denied the accusation.

Rwanda on the other hand publicly accused Uganda of abducting its citizens and supporting rebels to overthrow its government.

The Angolan president said the two signing the document shows ” willingness to overcome conflict”.

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