African King To Speak At B.C. Next Week

Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, king of Buganda, the largest of over 30 ethnic regions in Uganda, will present a lecture on "African Unity and the African Diaspora" on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in Fulton Hall 511 at 7:30 p.m.

Mutebi is the 36th king, or kabaka in his native language, in a line that dates back to the 14th century. He succeeded his father, who died under suspicious circumstances in 1969 when Uganda was suffering social, political and economic upheavals. Order was not restored in the troubled country until Mutebi returned from exile in 1986 to unify his people.

Part-time faculty member Harriet Masembe (English), a native Ugandan who has known Mutebi since childhood, arranged for the king's visit to the US.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

- S.H.

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