Africans from across the continent have opinions - some of them pointed - about Britain's new king, Charles III.
Here are some of their comments sent to voaafrica.com, edited for civility.
Tell him to rule in the modern world today, where he should expect less and give out more - and listen more, even slimming the empire (Commonwealth).
We’re not slaves - let Africa go their own ways. Enough is enough.
She was really a figure head of an empress, responsible for the colonization (of Africa).
Return all that she took from us!
I think it's good that she has died in peace and Africa should remain independent and peaceful. King Charles should bring back those diamonds worth millions dollars that she used to wear where they belong. Britain please leave Africa alone - don't interfere.
The same trend will continue (under Charles III). Africa didn't prosper in the Commonwealth. Under King Charles, African members should withdraw as there is no 'wealth' to share. Do Africans take part in pricing our exports? This neo-colonial organization (the Commonwealth) is only led by the former slave master, (the) colonial master, and now indirectly exploits. For more than 60 years the leadership cannot rotate. What a civilized form of dictatorship!
I am not sure. Let those who talk to him remind Charles III that he should at least bring (back) 1/10 of what was stolen (from Africa).
Hope the new king will work on the terrorist organizations in East and Central Africa which must be stopped because it's now a regional problem with looting and killing citizens as well as human body organs trafficking.
Let them (African nations) be. But return (the) proceeds of looting.
Long Live the King!
King Charles ought to see his period as an opportunity to give back to Africa (all) that had helped make Britain "great." He should be concerned with the horrible poverty and leadership deficit in African countries.
First by apologizing to Africa, especially the Biafrans restoring people the way they were before she invaded them. Compensating the people from the loot the queen took. (And,) by staying off from Africa and concentrate on his domain.