The largest monarchy in East Africa can be found in Uganda. The traditional kingdom of Buganda is a true state within a state, retaining its political powers and spanning a vast part of the territory. At its helm, King Mutebi II governs 14 million people in the central part of the country, but rarely appears in public. The sovereign coexists with the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who is responsible for the resurgence of monarchies in this large African nation. At the heart of Mutebi II’s lands and the capital Kampala, UNESCO-listed royal tombs are about to reopen to the public after 13 years of renovation. FRANCE 24’s Clément Di Roma reports.