On Saturday, Vice President Ronnie Brunswijk will be honored in Suriname as the monarch of the African diaspora. In the Marowijne area, in his home hamlet of Moengotapoe, the new monarch is crowned. Brunswijk has crucial obligations to bring the Afro-Surinamese people together with this coronation. His crowning will result in increased African and Afro-Surinamese solidarity as well as a thawing of cultural tensions.
Brunswijk receives this award from the Trusteeship Council of the African Royal Kingdoms (ARK), a collective of respected traditional leaders of various African kings in all African countries charged with upholding the cultural heritage and traditions of the entire African world, including the continent and its diaspora, and which also directs the Royal Institute for Global African Cultures and Traditions. A delegation from ARK will arrive in Suriname tomorrow for this memorable event.