KAMPALA- A Ugandan traditional leader was charged with terrorism on Tuesday after clashes between his guards and Ugandan security forces last month left at least 62 people dead, court papers seen by Reuters showed.
Charles Wesley Mumbere was initially charged with murder on November 29, two days after a combined army and police force assaulted his palatial residence after a stand-off with his guards who authorities said had refused an order to disarm and surrender.
Uganda has several so-called traditional leaders, local aristocrats who play ceremonial and cultural roles in their regions. They also often wield considerable political influence.
Mumbere's home region is located near the east African country's border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).