May 6, 2019

Kagame Heading to Nyamasheke, Burera; Both Recent Hotspots

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President Paul Kagame campaigns in Gicumbi district on August 1 2017 during the presidential polls

President Paul Kagame is starting a tour of six districts starting Tuesday including one where a group calling itself National Liberation Front (FLN) claims to have occupied part of it.

Village Urugwiro sent media update to newsrooms indicating that on this Tuesday, Kagame will be in Burera district, which borders Uganda. It will be combined with Musanze district, home of the famous gorillas.

Burera is where Cyanika border with Uganda is located. In recent weeks following the fall out with Kampala, there has been campaign ongoing to discourage locals from crossing to get services in Uganda.

The following day, the Head of State will head to Rubavu district, bordering DR Congo, which will be combined with rural Rutsiro district.

The last leg of the tour will be in Nyamasheke district, which is covered partly by Nyungwe forest national park, where the FLN rebels claim to be operating.

One of its commanders and spokesman Nsabimana Callixte aka Major Callixte Sankara has been captured and is due in court.

Karongi district is a growing touristic region due to its location on Lake Kivu.

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