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Rwanda's last king, Kigeli V, dies at age 80

Oct 17. 2016
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WASHINGTON - The last king of Rwanda, Kigeli V, died early Sunday, his official website said. He was 80.

Born Jean-Baptiste Ndahindurwa in Kamembe, the monarch went into exile in 1960 after clashing with the Belgian colonial power. In 1961, the monarchy was abolished.

Kigeli V lived in exile in several African countries before settling in the suburbs of Washington in 1992.

Details of his death were not immediately known.

- AFP

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