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African Kings

African Kings

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African
 
Kings
 
JOSEPH LANGANFINBeninRepresenting the Abomey dynasty, Joseph Langanfin is thepresident of CAFRA, the council of Abomey’s royal families. Withthis title, he is considered as the official representative of thekings of Abomey. He presided at the centenary ceremonies for thedeath of King Glele, who was his great grandfather.
 
 ONI of IFENigeriaIn 1980, Sijuwade became the fiftieth Oni (King) of Ife, one of themost ancient African Dynasties. Formerly, during his coronation,an Oni had to embrace the sword of justice, and enter into hispalace on a cloth stiffened by the dry blood of sacrificed men and women. Today the Oni is a rich businessman, with several vastproperties in Nigeria and England.
 
 NGIE KAMGA JOSEPHFon of Bandjun, CamerounThe Fon (King) is the brother of courageous and powerfulanimals. At night, he has the power to transform himself into apanther, where he haunts the forest, runs through the savana anddrinks from torrents. When a panther is killed by a hunter, theFon from Bamileke region are afraid. Will one of them not perishfrom the death of his double?Formerly a chief administator and cabinet chief for the financeMinister of Cameroun in 1964, Kamga Joseph is the thirteenthFon of Bandjun. On the day of his predecessor’s funeral, he wasstopped in the Bandjun market by two Bamileke chiefs, “the

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