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Old 09-19-2006, 04:10 PM
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Thumbs up West Virginia Princess..

Hopefully one of the links below will work for forum members, if not here's the short version: A woman in West Virginia who was adopted as an infant went on a search for her birth parents. Her mom was an American who died years ago. Her dad is parmount chief of the Mende Tribe in Bumpe, Sierra Leone, and she stands to inherit his title.
How's that for a surpirse
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...home-headlines

http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a...00010000000001
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:15 PM
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Kind of interesting I suppose.

I'm slightly confused about something. Her father is a local chief, right? So how does that make her a Princess? Her father would have to be King not a chief of a small local tribe.
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Old 09-19-2006, 05:25 PM
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I think "princess" is probably the closest English equivalent to the local term for a chief's daughter. Children of native American chiefs (such as Pocahontos) are refered to as "prince(ss)" in English.
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Old 09-24-2006, 08:46 AM
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Hopefully one of the links below will work for forum members, if not here's the short version: A woman in West Virginia who was adopted as an infant went on a search for her birth parents. Her mom was an American who died years ago. Her dad is parmount chief of the Mende Tribe in Bumpe, Sierra Leone, and she stands to inherit his title.
How's that for a surpirse
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la...home-headlines

http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a...00010000000001
I saw her interview on CNN news and have to admitt that first I was skeptical and thought of just another news to fill in time. Then the young lady spoke and my impression of her totally changed. As she spoke (I'll see if I can track down that video fed for you) you realize that not only she was happy to find her biological father but when she traveled to meet him and the rest of the family they inmediately welcomed her with joy. Then I did notice something peculiar as she related her travel to Africa, she was no longer talking about herself but about the poverty she saw and the need for help. She became in an instant a person with a mission to help the people in her town. That made me think on how the many other commoner Crown Princesses we discuss here have also adapted to that change in lifestyle, each in their own way.
But this young lady, now an African Princess, not only did a great TV interview but showed her commitment to help out with her new celebrity status.

Hope this 5 minute 51 seconds video fed link works this time
From adopted child to African royalty
(don't forget turn up your computers speakers so you can hear the video)
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:11 AM
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Talking Sierra Leonean Paramount Chiefs

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Kind of interesting I suppose.

I'm slightly confused about something. Her father is a local chief, right? So how does that make her a Princess? Her father would have to be King not a chief of a small local tribe.
The terms 'Paramount Chief' & 'King' are often used interchangeably in relation to native African monarchies,especially British Commonwealth ones.

The State House website occasionally has news about the President of Sierra Leone attending the installation of a Paramount Chief.Here's a link to an item about the installation of the Paramount chief of Sandor; http://www.statehouse-sl.org/sandor-chief-june7.html .

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Old 10-31-2006, 04:03 AM
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Death of Nigerian Sultan

Reuters and Sydney Morning Herald 31 October 2006 [excerpt]
Sultan of Sokoto killed in plane crash

Thousands of tearful Nigerians gathered to mourn yesterday at the palace of their traditional ruler, the 19th Sultan of Sokoto, who died in a plane crash on Sunday. A son and grandson of the Sultan also died. The Caliphate of Sokoto is in northern Nigeria.

Nigerian Tribune - http://www.tribune.com.ng/30102006/news/news1.html
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, described the incident as sad and a monumental disaster.
The Alake of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, reacted to the death of the Sultan, describing it as a great loss to the country.
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Old 11-01-2006, 12:21 AM
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My condoleances to Sultan of Sokoto's family and subjects. It's so sad when someone dies in an accident, especially if some members of his family are gone with him too.

My heart is also with all people from Sokoto¡s Sultanate that are now mourning in Nigeria.

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Does anyone know what percentage of the votes Princess Esther Kamatari's political party (Abahuza) garnered in the presidential elections in 2005? I know that she didn't win but I was curious as to how much support she had.
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BBC NEWS | Africa | Ivorians mourn royal killed in Iraq
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I hope this is the right place to post this. But did anyone see this regarding Rwanda's last King, His Majesty King Kigeli Ndahindurwa V? His Majesty, King Kigeli Ndahindurwa V is eyeing a return to Rwanda as a constitutional monarch, and the current president has not rejected the idea. I know there's a long way to go for this to happen, but it's looking good for His Majesty. Here's the story link: BBC NEWS | Africa | Rwanda's former king eyes return
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The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Mohammed Sa'ad Abubakar and the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, have agreed to revitalise the long standing fraternal, cultural and traditional relationship that existed between Nigeria's traditional rulers and the British Monarchy, which thrived during the colonial days.

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Sultan, Prince Charles Pledge to Revive Cultural Ties (Page 1 of 1)
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:47 PM
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Here is a portrait of a princess of Kongo, Odette Maniema Krempins.

Porträt: Eine Prinzessin aus Afrika | Frankfurter Rundschau - Frankfurt
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King's Head returns home

The severed head of the 19th century king of the Ahanta tribe in Ghana, Badu Bonsu II, has been flown back home from the Netherlands to a solemn traditional ceremony involving his clan. The king is believed to have been decapitated in the late 1830s in retaliation for the killing of two Dutch emissaries.

Bring us the head of King Badu Bonsu, said Ghana – and the Dutch said yes - Africa, World - The Independent
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Peggielene Bartels, new King of Otuam (Ghana)

Interesting story in the Washington Post about a secretary at the Ghanaian embassy who became king (yes, king) of a little town in Ghana after the death of her uncle.

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many amusing details in that article
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Thanks for the article!
A female with the title "King" is interesting. It would be fair to presume that the lady got a male royal title due to a local tradition.
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Queen Fatima of Libya died yesterday, 3 october 2009.
She was the widow of King Idris I, King of Libia between 1951 and 1969; she was born in 1911, daughter of Sayyid Ahmed Sharif es Senussi, chief of the Senussi religious order.
After the revolution in 1969 she lived in Cairo, where she died aged 98.
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:53 PM
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Queen Fatima of Libya died yesterday, 3 october 2009.
She was the widow of King Idris I, King of Libia between 1951 and 1969; she was born in 1911, daughter of Sayyid Ahmed Sharif es Senussi, chief of the Senussi religious order.
After the revolution in 1969 she lived in Cairo, where she died aged 98.
News Summary Royalblog.nl: Former Queen of Libya, 99 passes away

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Old 11-20-2009, 08:24 PM
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Here are three more obituaries of H.M. the late (and last) Queen of Libya:
Anglo-Libyan: Queen Fatima of Libya
TimesOnline: Fatima al-Sanussi, Queen of Libya
Last Queen of Libya who kept the love of her king - The National Newspaper

Also, several photos of the rarely seen Queen Fatima can be found at this site:
Anglo-Libyan: More Rare Pictures of Libya's former Queen
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Airport safety inspector crowned King of Igwe in Nigeria
Airport safety inspector crowned King of Igwe in Nigeria - Telegraph

The new king's nephew is a British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, isn't he?

Christopher Ejiofor, 63, from Littleover near Derby, fled the West African county in 1970 after a brutal civil war. He had been a military adviser for General Odumegwu Odjukwu – a man who finished on the losing side of the country's civil war from 1967 to 1970. He was imprisoned and had to escape with his wife Christine, now 62, while under fire from enemy troops, first to Gabon and then to Britain.
But on Saturday Mr Ejiofor returned to his home country with his family to be crowned elected King of Igwe and given the name "Ezekwesili" – meaning worthy to be King. He will be coroneted in a traditional Nigerian ceremony greeted by thousands of his subjects where he will hold an eight foot tall sceptre and sit on a huge oak thrown adorned with cherubs.
He said his three sons, Chidi, 36, Emeka, 33, Osi, 29, and daughter Ogo, 26, would have to prepare for major changes in their lives.
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