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Tribal king clashes with Ugandan forces

Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

A royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere, king of the Rwenzururu kingdom, is seen handcuffed after Uganda security agencies apprehended him with assault rifles and improvised explosive devices during a search at one of the kingdom�s shrines near Kasese town, western Uganda, on the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, November 29, 2016. Uganda rejected on Tuesday charges by rights group Amnesty International that its security...more

A royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere, king of the Rwenzururu kingdom, is seen handcuffed after Uganda security agencies apprehended him with assault rifles and improvised explosive devices during a search at one of the kingdom�s shrines near Kasese town, western Uganda, on the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, November 29, 2016. Uganda rejected on Tuesday charges by rights group Amnesty International that its security forces carried out extra-judicial killings during clashes with the royal guards of a tribal king at the weekend. REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

Assault rifles and other weapons are displayed to the media after security forces stormed the palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere. Officials say at least 46 guards and 16 police died when the security forces stormed the palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere, king of the Rwenzururu kingdom, near Uganda's border with Congo. Mumbere was detained and has now been charged with murder. REUTERS/James Akena

Assault rifles and other weapons are displayed to the media after security forces stormed the palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere. Officials say at least 46 guards and 16 police died when the security forces stormed the palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere, king of the Rwenzururu kingdom, near Uganda's border with Congo. Mumbere was detained and has now been charged with murder. REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

Joint security officers hold their weapons during a search of a royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere. "Security forces were being attacked. They had to defend themselves, they had to protect themselves," Jeje Odongo, Uganda's internal affairs minister, told a press conference in the capital, Kampala. "Security agencies ... do not have a shoot-to-kill policy. What happened is a situation of self-defense." REUTERS/James Akena

Joint security officers hold their weapons during a search of a royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere. "Security forces were being attacked. They had to defend themselves, they had to protect themselves," Jeje Odongo, Uganda's internal affairs minister, told a press conference in the capital, Kampala. "Security agencies ... do not have a shoot-to-kill policy. What happened is a situation of self-defense." REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

A police officer takes a picture of a royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere, king of the Rwenzururu kingdom, after Uganda security agencies apprehended him with assault rifles and improvised explosive devices during a search. Uganda has several tribal kings, who have a largely ceremonial role with some modest regional powers. REUTERS/James Akena

A police officer takes a picture of a royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere, king of the Rwenzururu kingdom, after Uganda security agencies apprehended him with assault rifles and improvised explosive devices during a search. Uganda has several tribal kings, who have a largely ceremonial role with some modest regional powers. REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

Uganda security agencies surround a royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere. The latest unrest started shortly after Uganda's disputed presidential elections in February. Voters in the area overwhelmingly favored Kizza Besigye, who ran against long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni. Museveni was declared the winner, but Besigye rejected the results and his supporters insist he won the overall poll. REUTERS/James Akena

Uganda security agencies surround a royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere. The latest unrest started shortly after Uganda's disputed presidential elections in February. Voters in the area overwhelmingly favored Kizza Besigye, who ran against long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni. Museveni was declared the winner, but Besigye rejected the results and his supporters insist he won the overall poll. REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

A royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere is seen handcuffed. On Monday, Amnesty International accused security forces of using disproportionate force, saying "many people appear to have been summarily shot dead". The rights group said the government should ensure that "police and soldiers observe restraint and desist from extra-judicial executions." REUTERS/James Akena

A royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere is seen handcuffed. On Monday, Amnesty International accused security forces of using disproportionate force, saying "many people appear to have been summarily shot dead". The rights group said the government should ensure that "police and soldiers observe restraint and desist from extra-judicial executions." REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

A Uganda policeman holds his weapon during a search at one of the Rwenzururu kingdom royal guard huts. International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch also said on Monday that the government needed to investigate the conduct of security forces during the clashes. REUTERS/James Akena

A Uganda policeman holds his weapon during a search at one of the Rwenzururu kingdom royal guard huts. International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch also said on Monday that the government needed to investigate the conduct of security forces during the clashes. REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

Petrol bomb bottles and other weapons found when the security forces stormed the palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere. Some opposition officials and critics have accused Museveni's government of provoking unrest in the region as punishment for its support for Besigye. REUTERS/James Akena

Petrol bomb bottles and other weapons found when the security forces stormed the palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere. Some opposition officials and critics have accused Museveni's government of provoking unrest in the region as punishment for its support for Besigye. REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

A Uganda military stands guard on a hilltop during a search of royal guard facility to Charles Wesley Mumbere. Mumbere, who was detained by security on Sunday after his palace was stormed, was charged with murder on Tuesday and transferred to prison until Dec. 13, when he returns to court, according to Solomon Muyita, spokesman for Uganda's judiciary. Since his arrest he had been held at a prison in Jinja, a town in eastern...more

A Uganda military stands guard on a hilltop during a search of royal guard facility to Charles Wesley Mumbere. Mumbere, who was detained by security on Sunday after his palace was stormed, was charged with murder on Tuesday and transferred to prison until Dec. 13, when he returns to court, according to Solomon Muyita, spokesman for Uganda's judiciary. Since his arrest he had been held at a prison in Jinja, a town in eastern Uganda. REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

A Uganda policeman walks past assault rifles and other weapons found in the palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere. Odongo told the press conference 149 of Mumbere's guards had also been arrested following the clashes. REUTERS/James Akena

A Uganda policeman walks past assault rifles and other weapons found in the palace of Charles Wesley Mumbere. Odongo told the press conference 149 of Mumbere's guards had also been arrested following the clashes. REUTERS/James Akena
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Photographer
James Akena
Location
KASESE, Uganda

A royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere is seen handcuffed after Uganda security agencies apprehended him with assault rifles and improvised explosive devices during a search. REUTERS/James Akena

A royal guard to Charles Wesley Mumbere is seen handcuffed after Uganda security agencies apprehended him with assault rifles and improvised explosive devices during a search. REUTERS/James Akena
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