With the Internet, pretty much anything is possible! Including ruling an entire kingdom via Skype, apparently.
Meet King Togbe Ngoryifia Céphas Kosi Bansah, the 66-year-old king of the Hohoe area of southeastern Ghana, who governs his people via Skype.
According to The Independent, Bansah once moved to Germany to attend school as a foreign exchange student, but decided not to return to Ghana after he met and fell in love with a woman named Gabrielle, who is now his wife.
He became the king of Hohoe in 1987, after the death of his grandfather, who was the reigning king.
Sources says “he was chosen over his elder brother and father because both are left-handed, an attribute that his people believe is unclean and indicative of dishonesty.”
Reports state that Bansah runs a garage in Germany, but still finds time to govern the 200,000 people of Hohoe via Skype and telephone calls, often staying awake all night to rule and settle tribal disputes.
He recently made headlines after thieves broke into his home in Ludwigshafen, and stole most of his royal regalia, including his crowns and golden chains his grandparents once owned. The stolen items were valued at £15,900.
Photo Credit: The Independent