Focus on Kagame, Museveni in simmering diplomatic cold war
Saturday March 24 2018
Rwandan President Paul Kagame (left) and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni. Uganda and Rwanda have a long-held love-hate relationship. PHOTO | PRESIDENCY
Rwandan president heads to Uganda Sunday in a meeting to ease tensions.
But the near-muted and sometimes contradicting explanations from both Kampala and Kigali have failed to win over a sceptical citizenry who worry that relations between the two neighbours have hit an all-time low.
Presidents Museveni and Kagame share a deep historical bond, having fought alongside each other during the five-year bush war that saw the Museveni-led guerrilla force capture power in Uganda in 1986. Despite this bond, the relations between the two countries have been characterised by mutual suspicion, and sometimes open deadly clashes.