King of Orungu kingdom (chefferie de Orungu), Gabon

King (Ogorungu/Agamwinboni) Mbongo Ntchounga of Orungu tribe (kingdom of Orungu) of Gabon is the current reigning traditional monarch of the Orungu people of Gabon.

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The Kingdom of Orungu existed from 1700 to 1927 when the French colonialists abolished it. It flourished during the slave trade due to its proximity to the Atlantic ocean coastline.

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Today addressed as chefferie de Orungu, he has been monarch since 2016 after selection by representatives from the  clans and lineages of the tribe.

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Born in 1960 in Gabon, he was educated in France and came back to Gabon to work for the government as a geologist and later for Total oil company before resigning to become king. He is married with seven children.

Photo : chefferie de Orungu
Photo : chefferie de Orungu

His role is today majorly ceremonial as custodian of royal cultural traditions

Photo : chefferie de Orungu
Photo : chefferie de Orungu

More information at https://orungu.org/ and https://m.facebook.com/ChefferieOrungu/

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