Friday, December 4, 2009
MM Video: Central African Empire
It was on this day in 1977 that Jean-Bedel Bokassa, President of the Central African Republic, crowned himself Emperor of the Central African Empire in an elaborate, Napoleonic style coronation. Some looked on the event with amusement, others with shock and many did and still do consider Bokassa a bit out of his mind. However, regardless of what sort of man he was, he certainly did make things interesting for a few years in central Africa.