Friday, March 5, 1999 Published at 18:31 GMT
Ugandans under attack
Map showing locations of recent attacks
From BBC Monitoring's East African Unit:
The brutal attack on tourists in Uganda this week shocked the world.
But in Uganda attacks and killings by various rebel groups make almost daily reading in the local press.
The tourist killings, which took place in one of Uganda's world famous national parks, highlight a problem of insecurity which President Museveni's government has been struggling with ever since he came to power in 1986.
The reports below, monitored from the Ugandan media in recent weeks, illustrate the level of violence and insecurity which Ugandans living in some parts of the country have to face.
"Deposed Rwandese Interahamwe Saturday again attacked a village near Kisoro town [southwestern
Uganda] and hacked five people to death. Security sources said about
50 heavily armed fighters attacked a village in Nyarubuye sub-county
"Suspected Interahamwe [Hutu militia] rebels yesterday [10th February] launched an attack on Kisoro District [southwestern Uganda], killing one civilian."
"The army Tuesday [23rd February] killed at least five rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) ... in Kidedeya, deep in the Rwenzori mountains. Sources said the rebel group was responsible for the death of over 20 civilians in Kikyo, Bundibugyo
[western Uganda] a fortnight ago.
"The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF)
rebels Sunday slaughtered two women in an attack on
Bugombwa village in Busaru subcounty in Bundibugyo District [western
Uganda]. The district police commander, Mr Charles Tumwesigye, said
this brings the number of civilians butchered by the ADF rebels in
Bundibugyo to 22 in less than a month ... "
"Acholi religious leaders have appealed to the
government to declare Acholiland a disaster area and immediately enter
into direct negotiations with [Joseph] Kony [Lord's Resistance Army]
rebels. They have also demanded that parliament revokes its
recommendation for a military solution to the 12-year war which has
devastated northern Uganda..."
"Rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) Wednesday night raided three suburbs of Gulu town [northern Uganda] taking with them over ten young children. They broke into shops and looted everything which they forced their
captives to carry..."
"Christmas was celebrated peacefully in Kitgum town [northern
Uganda] despite threats by [Joseph] Kony's [Lord's Resistance Army,
LRA] rebels to attack the town on Christmas day ... The LRA, however raided Kori Mission, a suburb of Kitgum, on Christmas Eve killing two people and wounding several others ..."