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Uganda ineka abatavuga rumwe na leta: BBC


Ibi biri mu mpapuro zabonywe n’ikiganiro ca BBC, Newsnight.Icegeranyo kivuga ko ubwo buhinga bwakoreshejwe no mu bindi bihugu vyo muri Afrika hamwe no muri Syria.

Special Section A Conversation with King Kigeli V By Adrienne Bryan and Otis Reid

King Kigeli V Ndahindurwa is the current king of Rwanda and has been living in exile since a coup d’état in 1961. He was originally born Jean-Baptiste Ndahindurwa, but took the name King Kigeli V when he ascended to the throne in 1959 after the death of his brother, King Mutara Rudahigwa. In 1961, after ruling Rwanda for two years, King Kigeli traveled to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Zaire) to meet with the Secretary-General of the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöl. However, during his absence, a group led by the Hutu politician Dominique Mbonyumutwa, aided by the Belgian military, seized power and abolished the the monarchy. This overthrow led to what has now been 56 years of exile for King Kigeli.

King Kigeli was awarded the Gold Star by the International Strategic Studies Association for outstanding contributions to Rwandan refugees in Africa.

“My people did not choose to end the monarchy in Rwanda, that was imposed on them by the (Belgians)” is the firm response from the man who ruled Rwanda until 1959. His hands may have slid off the wheel of power that steered this tiny East African country but exiled Rwanda King Kigeli John Baptist Ndahindurwa V maintains a traditional and cultural supremacy in the country. Talk of “A Man of All Seasons” and “The Last Man Standing,” King Kigeli John Baptist Ndahindurwa V will fit in all. The most distinctive aspect in his life is his grandeur to taproot simplicity and love for his country.

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