Rwanda, Uganda to receive Israel deportees ‘in a matter of weeks’
Sunday December 10 2017
African asylum seekers protest in Tel Aviv against detention of illegal immigrants. PHOTO | AFP
Both Kigali and Kampala have admitted working with Israel on the issue of African refugees, but little has been revealed of what the agreements entail.
Rwanda and Uganda’s decision to accept African migrants deported from Israel is increasingly coming under scrutiny, as rights groups accuse the East African countries of being complicit in a scheme to trade off unwanted refugees in an undisclosed deal.
Rights groups say that Israel offers Rwanda and Uganda $5,000 for each reject refugee.