Rwanda’s Kagame flies to Uganda for birthday of Museveni’s son
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has travelled to neighbouring Uganda to take part in the birthday celebrations of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni’s son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba.
This trip to Uganda, Mr Kagame’s first in four years, is being seen as a sign of a cooling of tensions between the two countries.
Rwanda’s national broadcaster said that Mr Kagame would also sit down with his Ugandan counterpart.
Lt Gen Kainerugaba, who is in charge of Uganda’s land forces, has been seen as instrumental in easing relations between Rwanda and Uganda.
His intervention was believed to be a key factor in the reopening of the countries’ common border earlier this year. It had been shut since 2019.
Both countries had traded accusations of interference in each other’s affairs.
In a tweet earlier this week, Lt Gen Kainerugaba referred to the Rwandan president as his uncle.