Uganda denies it will host migrants expelled from Israel
- Uganda on Thursday denied it had agreed to receive thousands of African migrants as part a deal with Israel.
The denial came a day after Israel launched the programme to force some 38 000 migrants, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese, to leave the country.
Israel has not clearly said where the migrants will go, but tacitly recognises it is too dangerous to return the Sudanese and Eritreans home. As a result, according to activists in Israel, it has signed deals with Rwanda and Uganda,
which agree to accept departing migrants on condition they consent to the arrangement. Uganda, however, said it had made no such deal.
MUST GO: 38 000 migrants, mainly Eritreans and Sudanese were forced to leave Israel.