Azande of South Sudan Reinstall King

February 12, 2022
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Congratulations to Azande people of South Sudan for reinstalling their new King and return to Kingdomship.

Atoroba Peni Rikito Gbudue has been installed the king of Azande for the first time in more than 100 years after the death of King Gbudue in 1905.

February 9 2022 (Gbudue Day) is a cultural day agreed upon to be celebrated yearly by the Azande of South Sudan, inside and in Diaspora to remember, honour and celebrate the life of King Gbudue.

He then shot three members of the patrol and injured a donkey that had been brought to transport him to the military post at Birekiwe, the original name of the current Yambio County.

In doing so, the British soldiers were forced to carry Gbudue on a stretcher to a hut where he was put under guard and succumbed to his injuries. Some accounts suggest he died alone, others that one of his wives, a daughter of Tangili, was with him

After his death, the Anglo-Egyptian military administration received intelligence that some of Gbudue’s sons were planning an armed revolt and in January 1914, Mange, Basongoda, Mopoi and Gangura were sent as prisoners to Wau and on to Khartoum.

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