Uganda's government defends the forced repatriation of 1,700 Rwandan refugees, deemed "heavy-handed" by the United Nations; two people are killed in a group alleged to be a security risk following the July 2010 Kampala attacks.
Sources: Arab News
Sources: Arab News
The Rwandan foreign ministry announces the reopening of the country's border crossing with Uganda following political tensions between the two countries that led to the closure of the border crossing for three years.
A forum for the promotion of LGBT rights is hosted in Kigali, Rwanda, in order to address minority rights. At the forum, a Rwandan man describes being assaulted by family members when he came out as gay. The forum also documented and urged the governments of Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Kenya to decriminalize homosexuality and protect the minority.
Norway agrees to take in 600 refugees from Rwanda who were previously evacuated from Libyan detention camps. Rwanda last September signed an agreement with the United Nations to take in asylum seekers from Libya while their status was being processed, to cut down on human trafficking in the Mediterranean.
A magnitude 5.7 earthquake occurs in northern Tanzania, near Lake Victoria, killing at least 13 people and injuring 200 others. Tanzanian authorities report significant damage in the town of Bukoba. The governments of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda report tremors.
The United Nations publishes a toned down version of its report into war crimes said to have occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the 1990s after Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi rejected the report's findings.
Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda sign an agreement to seek more water from the Nile, a move opposed by Egypt and Sudan. Kenya issues a support statement. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-africa-8682387.stm (BBC)] [http:--english.aljazeera.net-news-africa-2010-05-201051412498188812.html (Al Jazeera)] [http:--www.iol.co.za-index.php?from=rss_Science&set_id=1&click_id=31&art_id=nw20100514163441835C508599 (IOL)]date=August 2019 [http:--www.miamiherald.com-2010-05-14-1629403-upriver-nile-countries-sign-compact.html ("The Miami Herald")]date=August 2019