Baden-Württemberg: Against colonialism: place named after King of Cameroon

The Cameroonian King Manga Bell went to school in Ulm and was executed in his homeland for his resistance to the German colonial rulers.

Baden-Württemberg: Against colonialism: place named after King of Cameroon

The Cameroonian King Manga Bell went to school in Ulm and was executed in his homeland for his resistance to the German colonial rulers. High-ranking visitors are expected to inaugurate a square named after him.

Ulm (dpa/lsw) - Royal visit to Ulm: King Jean-Yves Eboumbou Douala Bell from Cameroon is expected in the city on the Danube on Friday (1 p.m.) for the inauguration of the Rudolf Duala Manga Bell Square.

With the naming of the square, the city commemorates the eponymous king of the Cameroonian Duala people (1873-1914). According to the city, Manga Bell went to school in Aalen and Ulm between 1891 and 1897. Because he opposed the German colonial rulers in his homeland, he was convicted after a sham trial and executed in 1914. According to the city in Cameroon, this made him a folk hero. The square now named after him is near the courthouse.

Among others, Baden-Württemberg's Minister of Justice Marion Gentges (CDU) and Manga Bell's great-grandnephew, Jean-Pierre Félix-Eyoum, will speak at the inauguration. Already in the morning (10.00 am) King Douala Bell will sign the city's golden book.

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