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Rwandan Pilgrims Denied Entry In to Uganda To Join Fellow Pilgrims

It’s almost five months now since disagreements between Rwanda and Uganda started and it doesn’t look as if it will end sooner. This time around, Rwandan pilgrims have been blocked from entering the pearl of Africa to join fellow pilgrims.

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It’s over 100 days now, politics and interactions as well as businesses at the border have been affected as political tensions between the two East African countries continue to freeze.

Business people in both Rwanda and Uganda have lost hope and those with friends and relatives on either side have since then cancelled their visitations.

According to reports, Rwandan pilgrims this time around have been blocked from entering Uganda to join fellow pilgrims to celebrate 2019 Uganda Martyrs days at Namugongo Shrine.

The Anglican Church of Rwanda normally sends over 20 pilgrims at Namugongo every year to honour the Uganda Martyrs Day on 3rd June.

According to Uganda Tourism Board statistics, Uganda received 300 pilgrims from Rwanda in 2014, 20 of them in 2015 and 600 of them in 2016.

In 2019, Uganda Tourism Board has not recorded any pilgrim from Rwanda.

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