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African royals in Kampala next week

By Vision Reporter

Added 8th January 2009 03:00 AM

ROYALS and traditional chiefs from Africa are meeting in Kampala next week in a bid to forge unity. The one-day meeting to take place at the Imperial Royale Hotel is scheduled for January 13.

ROYALS and traditional chiefs from Africa are meeting in Kampala next week in a bid to forge unity. The one-day meeting to take place at the Imperial Royale Hotel is scheduled for January 13.

By Joyce Namutebi

ROYALS and traditional chiefs from Africa are meeting in Kampala next week in a bid to forge unity. The one-day meeting to take place at the Imperial Royale Hotel is scheduled for January 13.

Zoue Raphael from Ivory Coast, who is in-charge of communication for the forum of kings, princes, sultans, sheikhs and customary chiefs, yesterday said the leaders would also discuss traditional problems plaguing the continent and find solutions to them.

The forum was initiated by Libyan President Muammar el Gadaffi at his 39th anniversary in 2008, Raphael said.

Its head office is in Ivory Coast and its permanent secretary general is King TCHIFFI ZIE Jean Gervais from the Ivory Coast.

A meeting of over 200 African kings and traditional leaders bestowed the title “King of Kings” to Gadaffi during ceremonies in Benghazi at the end of August.

A Ugandan delegation of traditional leaders was also part of the forum.

The forum’s objective, according to Raphael, is to try and solve problems where political leaders have failed.

“We want to bring them (traditional leaders) together for unity as proposed by Gadaffi,” he said.

While in Uganda, the traditional leaders would establish an eastern zone for the forum and also elect its secretary general.

The forum comprises five zones, which are the eastern, central, west African, south African and the northern zone.

The eastern zone has 16 countries including Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Seychelles.

African royals in Kampala next week

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