An examination of recent ethnic violence in the Rwenzori region of Uganda

On 5 July 2014 Western Uganda, specifically the Rwenzori region covering the districts of Kasese and Bundibugyo, experienced an episode of intense violence. Armed assailants reported to be a Bakonzo militia attacked villages, police units and army barracks. By the end of the day the death toll was over 70 and included civilians, state forces and…