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Coons Of Africa: Ivorian King So Upset By Notre-Dame Fire, Vows Rebuilding Contribution

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Coons Of Africa: Ivorian King So Upset By Notre-Dame Fire, Vows Rebuilding Contribution
Where was this so-called king when Africans are in trouble and our monuments were being burned and destroyed.

AFRICANGLOBE – Citing strong links between his “kingdom” and France, an Ivorian king says he will contribute financially to the rebuilding of the ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris.

King Amon N’Douffou V of Krindjabo, capital of the Sanwi Kingdom, in southeastern Ivory Coast said he was in consultations with his elders over the intended donation.

“I am in full consultation with my elders, we will make a donation for the reconstruction of this monument,” he told the AFP news agency.

The pictures (of the fire) disturbed my sleep and I could not spend the night, because this cathedral represents a strong link between my kingdom and France.

“The pictures (of the fire) disturbed my sleep and I could not spend the night, because this cathedral represents a strong link between my kingdom (the Sanwi, a French protectorate since July 1843) and France,” he added.

Coons Of Africa: Ivorian King So Upset By Notre-Dame Fire, Vows Rebuilding Contribution
Never forget the tens of thousands of monuments and artifacts that France destroyed in Africa.

The royal oversees the Akan kingdom – large ethnic group that extends from Ivory Coast to Togo. The link he was referring to is of how a prince of the kingdom was in the 1700s taken to France and subsequently baptized in the cathedral.

Then 15-year-old Prince Aniaba was taken to France in 1687 by one Chevalier d’Amon as a pledge of fidelity to Louis XIV. He took the name of his godfather after baptism.Coons Of Africa: Ivorian King So Upset By Notre-Dame Fire, Vows Rebuilding Contribution

He became Louis Aniaba, before being appointed officer in the Royal Regiment, with the rank of captain.

Louis XIV honoured the so-called prince with the “Order of the Star of Our Lady” and on February 12, 1701, he received the insignia of his order in Notre-Dame Cathedral before returning to Ivory Coast.

 

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