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Immigrants Of The Week: Charles Wesley Mumbere, and Gustavo Dudamel

by Greg Siskind

IMMIGRANT OF THE DAY: CHARLES WESLEY MUMBERE - KING

 Mumbere
Ugandan-born Charles Wesley Mumbere, a former nurse's aide in Maryland and Pennsylvania, was crowned king of Uganda's 300,000-strong Rwenzururu Kingdom. Mumbere was sent to the US in 1984 as a young man in order to get an education. In 1987, he sought political asylum due to political upheaval in his country. He trained as a nurse's aide in the US and kept his royal status a secret for most of the last quarter century. The green card holder returned to Uganda earlier this month to assume the monarchy for his people. Good luck, King Charles.