BUGANDA: Royal Recalcitrant

Edward Frederick William David Mukabya Mutesa II, Kabaka (King) of Buganda, is just about the most troublesome of all Britain's wards in East Africa, and last week he was making the most of his reputation.

For years the British dreamed of an East African federation combining Uganda, of which Buganda is officially a province, with Kenya and Tanganyika. But Cambridge-educated King Freddie, as he was known in Mayfair society, dreamed of independence. In 1953 the British rashly hustled him off into exile in London, had to back down when the Baganda threatened to become completely unmanageable. In 1955, as drums...

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