King Yuhi V Musinga: Rwandan King who Resisted Colonial Rule to have one Religion


He was dethroned by Belgium for refusing to be baptized a Roman Catholic

REMEMBERING KING YUHI V MUSINGA OF RWANDA. 

King Yuhi V Musinga was a king of Rwanda.

He came to power in 1896 and collaborated with the German government to strengthen his own kingship.

He resisted the colonial plan to have only one religion in Rwanda.

 

In 1931, He was dethroned by the Belgium administration for refusing to be baptized a Roman Catholic and his inability to work with subordinate chiefs.

 

He went into exile in Congo where he died in 1944. His eldest son, Mutara III Rwanda, succeeded him.

He fought for Freedom of Religion.

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