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The Kingdom of Rwenzururu (Obusinga bwa Rwenzururu)
is recognised by the Uganda Government. Its Arms and Flag can be seen at
The flag is a horizontal tricolour of blue over darkish-green over yellow. In the centre is a plain white disc.
John Duncan McMeekin, 22 Jun 2008
The Rwenzururu kingdom was formally recognized by the Ugandan government on
19 October 2009 and Charles Wesley Mumbere crowned King of the Rwenzururu (http://www.newvision.co.ug/D/8/12/698395).
President Yoweri Museveni said, "A National conference for leaders of cultural
institutions is coming. We restored these kingdoms but we have not
discussed with them in detail how they should work in harmony with the
Ben Cahoon, 21 Oct 2009
I send you my version of this flag. I do not think the colours are quite
right, but I believe the monkey
image is quite better. The original image was from the "Flags of Aspirant
Peoples" flag chart.
Dirk Schönberger, 02 Jan 2002
From the "Flags of Aspirant Peoples" chart, flag #9, captioned: RUWENZURURU,
Bakongos, 1962, Zaire & Uganda. The monkey is black, except the end of its tail, which is white.
Captain Haddock would call it "cercopitheque".
Ivan Sache, 02 Jan 2002
I don't know what kind of monkey it is, but I have in my files a basic image
of the full flag. I don't remember where I got it.
It might be the flag of the rebel group called the ADF (Rwenzururu) active in Western Uganda. They do appear to be based in the Ruwenzori mountains, obviously. ADF stands for "Allied Democratic Forces". It was formed after the split in a Muslim separatist group in Northern Uganda, one faction became the ADF. Nobody knows exactly what the ADF are fighting for, but they are most likely supported by the government of Sudan. This is plausible since Sudan and Uganda have long been fighting a proxy war, sponsoring rebels in each other territory. The LRA, Lord's Resistance Army (Christian fundamentalist), another Ugandan rebel group, are certainly based in Sudan.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 01 Jan 2002
Sometime in 1981 Mr. Alfred Znamierowski let me copy some flags of unusual
or long-forgotten countries from his enormous files (paper ones). The sketches,
like the one of Rwenzururu were pretty rough. I want to stress that the
image I sent has absolutely nothing to do with Jackson's chart of the
flags of Aspirant Peoples.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 05 Jan 2002