Bokassa I


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Bokassa I

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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He was ousted in a French-backed coup in 1979 after a bizarre rule that included proclaiming himself Emperor Bokassa I three years earlier.
Media representatives have been given privileged access to the "survival kit" which Bokassa is allowing herself in her temporary new home.
The worst charge leveled against Bokassa is that he indulged in cannibalism.