Rwanda, Uganda leaders to meet amid tensions

Rwanda, Uganda leaders to meet amid tensions

Officials prepare for the meeting between Rwandan President Paul Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni in the no man's land at the Gatuna border post between their countries, amid ongoing diplomatic tensions.
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