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Old 12-06-2009, 03:23 PM
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Discourse at the Inaugural Conference of the Summit of Kings and Princes in South-Africa, November 2009:

"I have a vision of a world where kings reign in each country in the world, in the respect of God, in order that all people live in peace, in harmony and in hapiness"...

" The monarchic system is the true political system which is in conformity to the Will of God, the Creator of the Universe. Because the Lord God, the Creator of the Universe is the King of kings and the Lord of lords"...

" A true sustainable economic and social development is possible, and it is possible only with the respect of God, the respect of cultural identities, the respect of the dignity of each people, the respect of the kingdoms, and the respect of kings and princes"...

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Old 12-07-2009, 10:43 AM
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We should remember that kingship is not strictly nationalistic though it has become so in Europe. The hated word, mediatisations has to be used. Local African chiefs and paramount chiefs are regarded by their adherents as kings, just as there were many dozens of tributary and sovereign kingships in 11th century Ireland. Their descendants may be refered to as chiefs or chieftains too, but to their adherents they are very much considered royal.
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Old 04-11-2010, 06:50 AM
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ZAMBIA: Deaths within the Lozi Royal Family

Death of Chieftainess

ZAMBIAN President Banda has sent a message of condolences to the people of Western Province on the death of Chieftainess Litunga Lyamboela Makwibi Mwanawina of the Lozi people. Mr Banda said he learnt with a deep sense of shock the death of Chieftainess Mwanawina of the Lozi people of Senanga, who died on March 26, 2010.

Mr Banda described Chieftainess Mwanawina as a great leader who would be remembered as a beacon of peace, unity and hard work.



Three members of the Lozi Royal family killed in a road accident

Three members of the Mwandi Royal Establishment of Senior Chief Inyambo Yeta of the Lozi people in Mwandi, Sesheke District, died on the spot on March 30th afternoon after the car they were travelling in lost control and rolled several times. Six other passengers were seriously injured and are admitted to Mwandi Mission Hospital.

Monde Yeta, aged 35, Matauka Yeta, 16, both daughters of Chief Inyambo Yeta and his nephew Mufuna Yeta, 24 died on the spot when the Toyota Gravia car overturned.

President Banda mourns with Lozi people - Zambia Daily Mail


More info about the royal family of Lozi people:

Chronology of Lozi in Zambia
Lozi - Encyclopedia of world Cultures
Litungas of Barotseland
The Kumbuoka ceremony - in a personal blog of an Irish traveller and medical researcher
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A sad and tragic turn of events, my condolences to their respective families and peoples.
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Sixth deportation attempt for Cameroonian prince

The reluctant Cameroonian tribal prince Anselme Noumbiwa has been deported from the UK for a sixth time in four years.- Voice Online

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Old 05-25-2010, 11:04 PM
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Kingdom of Kongo

Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the Royal Family of Kongo? Also, are the crown and sceptre still in Portugal? Hope someone can help, thanks.
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Old 05-26-2010, 12:44 AM
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there are some books about it you might try searching for
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Old 06-03-2010, 01:20 AM
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Botswana's system of traditional kingship is interwoven with its modern political structures- the royal family of the Ngwato, the largest Tswana group I believe, has provided the first and current heads of state of Botswana. Moreover, there is also the tradition of a kglota, the assembly of a local community or tribe, so it is a form of democratic governance within a traditional monarchic structure. Maybe this has guaranteed Botswana's stability over many years compared to much of Africa.

Yet at the same time, we can see that amidst the chaotic development of post-colonial Africa, the traditional monarchies remain a source of tradition and continuity for their peoples. Certainly I see this in Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and DR Congo. The abolition of them in Uganda by Obote helped usher in the chaos, and since their restoration they have been trying to again a bigger voice in Uganda. Musevini, let's not forget, is also from the Ankole Kingdom.
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King in Nigeria deposed by court

Cladius Olanrewaju-Lebi, the Olofun of Ode-Irele - in Irele Local Government Area of the state - lost his throne on Monday when an Okitipupa High Court declared it vacant.
His removal came 15 years after he ascended the throne.
Mr Olanrewaju-Lebi had been installed as the Olofun of Irele in 1995 by the state government and Irele Local Council, even though there was a case challenging his choice pending in court at the time.
But in yesterday’s judgement, the presiding judge, Olabode Adegbehingbe, declared as null and void, all authorities relied upon by the state government, to appoint Mr Olanrewaju-Lebi as king.
The Opetusi Royal family through their lawyer, Deji Kayode-Okimoba had challenged the instalation of Mr Olanrewaju-Lebi, praying the court to depose him and give an order for the selection of a new king. - Full article
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Here's a report a few years back on the role played by royalty in Nigeria: http://www.rogerblench.info/Developm...ember%2006.pdf
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Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, has sent gifts to the Rwenzururu king Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere.

The gifts included an LCD TV screen, a laptop, a set of Libyan traditional garments and a woolen carpet.

The items were delivered on Wednesday by the coordinator of the African Union of Kings, Alhyin, at Mumbere’s palace in Kasese municipality. - Sunday Vision
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Circuit Court at Fiapre near Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region has remanded a 40-year-old taxi driver, Kwame Baffour, for threatening to kill Nana Saa Gyamfuah, Queen-mother of Ayima, near Kintampo. - Ghana News
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How power was taken away from the King of Barotseland - Zambian Watchdog
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Chieftanship conflict in Ghana

The Andani Royal family has said it will go ahead with the implementation of the roadmap for peace agreed by the committee of eminent chiefs without further delay.
It follows the announcement yesterday by the rival Abudu family to withdraw from the peace talks.
The Abudus said they had lost faith in Otumfuo Osei Tutu II to mediate in the Dagbon chieftaincy crisis and will no longer participate. - MyJoy/Ghana

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...he-Gambia.html

The man who would be king: West African president wants to be crowned 'King of The Gambia'

Gambia's president is trying to become king of the tiny West African nation.

Tribal chieftains are touring the country to rally support for President Yahya Jammeh's coronation.

President Jammeh, who once claimed to have developed a cure for Aids that involved a herbal body rub and bananas, and rounded up nearly 1,000 people last year in a witch hunt, is currently serving his third elected term.

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A couple of months back, another one about Nigeria:

BBC News - Nigeria's emirs: Power behind the throne


In its turbulent half-century of independence, Nigeria has experienced not only a brutal civil war, but also a succession of military coups.Only in the last decade has it enjoyed relatively stable civilian government.Throughout this period, one institution that has played an important stabilising role has been that of the traditional rulers of kingdoms large and small across the country.



While traditional leaders hold few constitutional powers, no politician is wise to seek office without his blessing. In pre-colonial days, kings ruled with absolute power across what is now northern Nigeria. Their origins pre-date even the arrival of Islam some 200 years ago.
Under British rule, these northern emirates were adopted as an integral part of the colonial administration and they became increasingly powerful.

Today, despite attempts by successive governments to marginalise them from the political process, traditional leaders continue to exert significant influence.
"They continue to yield so much power in who gets what political appointments, although most of this influence remains behind the scenes," explains Kabiru Sufi, a political scientist. This remains so particularly in the mainly Muslim north, where they are seen as custodians of both religion and tradition.
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Tough times for Bakwena royalty (Botswana) - Mmegi Online

When Kgosikgolo ya Bakwena Kgari Sechele II substituted his deputy Keineetse Sebele for the late Oletile Makgasane a few weeks ago, he probably thought that the woes surrounding the Bakwena Chieftainship were over. He was wrong.
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Kgosi Seleka Moipolai of Matsiloje has survived a ‘royal palace coup d’état’ alleged engineered by members of the royal family. - Botswana Gazette
This publication is reliably informed by those who attended a meeting last year in December that was called to inform the villagers about Seleka’s replacement, collaborators allegedly wanted Moipolai replaced by Eric Moipolai, son of Morapedi Moipolai, the Kgosi’s elder brother.
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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.
Yes, reminds me of the Egyptian Pharaoh Hatshepsut!
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