Bokassa I


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Bokassa I

(bəˈkæsə)
n
(Biography) original name Jean Bedel Bokassa. 1921–96, president of the Central African Republic (1972–76); emperor of the renamed Central African Empire from 1976 until overthrown in 1979
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And then there was Jean-Bedel Bokassa, president of the Central African Republic, later known as Emperor Bokassa I of the Central African Empire.
The friendly and fraternal cooperation with France reached its peak with the imperial coronation ceremony of Bokassa I on 4 December 1977.
Berengo is one of many decrepit monuments to the 'Big Men' who have misruled Africa, and one that self-styled Emperor Bokassa I's now ragged descendants hope to restore as a cash-raising tourist attraction.