Joseph Dupont (bishop)

Joseph Dupont (bishop)

Bishop Joseph Dupont, nicknamed Moto Moto ('fire fire') by the Bemba people was a French Catholic missionary pioneer in Zambia's Northern Province (then part of North-Eastern Rhodesia) from 1885 to 1911. He persuaded the Bemba, feared by the Europeans and by neighbouring tribes, to allow him to become the first missionary into their territory around Kasama. At the time the British South Africa Company (BSAC) chartered by Britain to administer North-Eastern Rhodesia was not in control of all the territory.

Read more about Joseph Dupont (bishop):  Origins, Early Years in Africa, The Chieftainship Succession Crisis, British Control of The Bemba, 1900-1930

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