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Africa’s Kings, Adapt or Die!

Africa’s monarchs are resilient. For centuries they ruled through intricate hierarchies of clan and kinship. Then colonial invaders polarised them, deposing some and courting others. Independent African states are proving just as testing for traditional authorities. Many African states – from Morocco to South Africa – provide a role for traditional rulers. Just two kings run countries but countless others …

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