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Gov’t urged to speed up trial of Rwenzururu guards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of legislators have called on government to grant a speedy trial to the royal guards of the Rwenzururu Kingdom who were arrested and detained in 2016 for abetting an insurgency. The MPs expressed their displeasure with the delay in resolving the matter stating …

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132 Rwenzururu subjects released on bail after 4 years in jail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Jinja High Court Judge, Lady Justice Jeanne Rwakakoko has granted bail to 132 inmates who were detained in the different government prisons following the clashes between security forces, civilians and royal guards attached to Rwenzururu  kingdom. They comprise of 17 women and 125 men. …

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No celebrations as Rwenzururu kingdom marks 11 years

Kasese, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Kasese district was covered in unusual silence on Monday, October 19, otherwise, a day for celebration to mark the 11th coronation anniversary of the King of Rwenzururu, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere. The day also marked 54 years since the Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere succeeded his …

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Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba wants Rwenzururu Kingdom to change name

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba cultural institution wants Rwenzururu Kingdom to change its name to either Obusinga Bwa Bakonzo or Bukonzo Kingdom as one of the ways to foster peace in the region. Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba Prime Minister, Wilson Mubulya, says Rwenzururu needs to contemplate about …

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Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba making amends with Rwenzururu kingdom

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Obudhingiya Bwa Bwamba (OBB) is steadily toning down resistance against the establishment of the administration of the Rwenzururu Kingdom in Bundibugyo. OBB, which belongs to the Bamba ethnic community, has been enjoying a frosty relationship with the Rwenzururu Kingdom, which brings together Bakonzo. Although …

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Rwenzururu Kingdom launches one million tree planting campaign

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Rwenzururu Kingdom is rallying its subjects to embrace tree planting as one of the ways to solve the various climatic challenges in the Rwenzori region. The area has suffered extreme weather conditions ranging from drought, storm winds and floods. Kasese suffered devastating floods in …

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Kibanzanga, Mumbere rift rages on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The conflict between Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma and his brother, Christopher Kibanzanga is far from over. The two brothers have been feuding since the demise of their mother and Rwenzururu Queen Mother, Christine Biira Mukirania in June. The royal family disagreed on the …

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Kibanzanga’s sacking stirs mixed reactions in Kasese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Residents of Kasese have received the sacking of Christopher Kibanzanga from the position of Chief Prince of the Rwenzururu Kingdom with mixed reactions. Kibanzanga is the immediate brother to Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma. He has been serving as the kingdom’s chief prince …

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Mumbere’s temporary freedom excites Rwenzururu Kingdom loyalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The relaxation of the bail conditions to allow the Rwenzururu King, Charles Wesley Mumbere to travel beyond Kampala, Wakiso and Jinja district has excited Kingdom loyalists. On Friday, Justice Eve Luswata okayed Mumbere’s application to temporarily relax his bail conditions to allow him to …

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