Uganda: September 21, 1999


: Ugandan special riot police attacked the headquarters of the "Word Message Warning Church" -- a doomsday cult located in the town of Bukoto, north of Kampala. Violence continues throughout Uganda, with new threats to foreigners. An American missionary was murdered outside of Kampala.

September 15; New reports suggest that 600 people were killed in Kalosarich as tribal fighting over cattle rustling continued in northeast Uganda.

September 13; Over 400 people were slain in northeastern Uganda in what has been described as a series of "revenge attacks." The fight took place between the Bokora and Methaniko clans. Government sources said the Bokora sought revenge for a cattle-rustling raid launched by the Matheniko in July.

September 11; Congolese government forces accused rebels of launching several attacks against government positions throughout the country, in violation of the August 31st Lusaka ceasefire agreement. The most serious attacks occurred near Kabinda.

September 8; Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels raided a village in Kabarole district (western Uganda) and killed 5 people. The ADF was formed from the remnants of the National Army for the Liberation of Uganda (NALU) and the Islamic-oriented Tabliq movement. The Ugandan government says the ADF has bases in the Ruwenzori mountains, on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

September 6: Ugandan government sources said that Ugandan troops would be withdrawn from the Democratic Republic of Congo city of Kisangani. The aim was to decrease the possibility for renewed clashes between Ugandan and Rwandan troops in the Congo.


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