The Sacred King

The Sacred King As pre-colonial authorities gain more influence in Cameroon, one local king is determined to establish peaceful interfaith co-existence. Honoured as a bringer of peace, his efforts are widely celebrated.
At the annual celebration of Ala'a Nkyi, or 'land of water', the emphasis is on tolerance of all religions. The great feast in the kingdom of Mankon may begin with the traditional ritual of channelling the power of the ancestors, but as imams, priests and traditional dancers all pay homage to their 'sacred king', it is an occasion for 'all the faithfuls of the land'.

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