Rwanda strongman Paul Kagame has been squeezed into a tight corner. Without a friendly neighbor to resort to, Mr Kagame has been told by two powerful African countries to sober up, and speak to the opposition.
According to a well placed source, whose Identity we cannot reveal to protect their privacy and security, Kagame who made trips to Tanzania and South Africa to rally support for his aggression against Uganda was shocked when Presidents John Pombe Magufuli and Cyril Ramaphosa told him to speak to the opposition in his country as a lasting solution to the pressure his regime was facing.
Kagame and his officials have been sounding war drums against Uganda; closing borders, blocking Ugandan goods into Rwanda and stopping their children from crossing into Uganda to study. Earlier, they had fired Ugandans working in key installations such as media houses, banks, Telecoms among others.
Rwanda accuses Uganda of creating space for Rwandan dissidents to operate. Uganda insists that Rwandans in Uganda seeking refugee status cannot be handled back to Kigali government since it was against international practices.
It should be remembered that the leaders of Rwanda today were mainly refugees who were integrated into the Ugandan society and got a platform to wage war against the government of Rwanda.