King Afonso I Of Kongo
The Catholic King
Soon he converted to catholicism. King Afonso was known for trying to stop the slave trade. He believed it was inhumane.
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The Kongo kingdom was one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa during this period; spanning over 115,000 square miles, it had a highly centralized monarchy as well as a powerful noble class.
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