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Old 10-16-2016, 12:29 PM
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Kigeli V, the last king of Rwanda, died yesterday in Oakton, Virginia.

The king reigned from 1959-1961 before departing for exile.

He was born in 1936 and never married.

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Kigeli V, the last king of Rwanda, died yesterday in Oakton, Virginia.

The king reigned from 1959-1961 before departing for exile.

He was born in 1936 and never married.

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Who was or is his heir?
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Old 10-16-2016, 10:36 PM
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That is not yet clear; if indeed it can be, given the lack of a precise genealogy detailing the descendants of the Rwandan royal family.

http://king-kigeli.org/royal-news-an...urwa-1959-2016

Another obituary:
The last King of Rwanda, Kigeli V, dies at the age of 80 – Royal Central
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Update on the Burial Arrangements of the late King Kigeli V of Rwanda http://king-kigeli.org/royal-news-and-events/item/59-update-on-his-majesty-s-burial-arrangements …

Clarification Regarding Succession to the Rwandan throne http://king-kigeli.org/royal-news-and-events/item/58-
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Rwanda: Body of King Kigeli V repatriated after court battle - BBC News

Body of Rwandan king repatriated after US court battle | Daily Mail Online


Announcement of the new head of the Royal House
http://king-kigeli.org/royal-news-an...he-royal-house
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Although this article is incorrect in stating Prince Emmanuel Bushayija is King Kigeli's grandson, it looks there is a disputed succession. I don't think this is particularly a surprising development considering the dispute over where the King would be buried.


King Kigeli V: Family denies ex-Pepsi Cola employee Emmanuel Bushayija is 'new Rwanda King'
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Old 02-05-2017, 03:28 PM
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New Queen of Rwanda

Apparently the late King had a daughter.


Heir to Late King of Rwanda Revealed, Holds Ring From Father | KT PRESS
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Old 02-06-2017, 07:09 AM
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The King never had any children.

That woman is not his daughter.

It seems as though this might be part of a campaign on the part of the Rwandan government to delegitimise the actions of the King in exile, especially his naming of his nephew as his heir.

For more on this lady's true identity:

Jacqueline Rwivanga Rugasira tells her story - Showbizuganda
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H.M King Kigeli picked his successor. It was his prerogative as King and therefore, the only legitimate person is now the de facto uncrowned King of Rwanda.
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