Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A King In Uganda Is Charged With Murder After 87 Die In Clashes


The king of a region in Uganda has been charged with murder after clashes with security forces over the weekend in which at least 87 people were killed.

Charles Mumbere was detained after government forces raided his palace in the Rwenzururu region on Saturday.

The authorities accuse him of launching a secessionist movement to create a new state, to be called Yiira. King Charles has denied any involvement in the violence.


At least 16 police officers and 46 royal guards were killed in the clashes in Kasese district, according to official figures.

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