Afar society has historically been organized into independent kingdoms, each ruled by its own Sultan. The Afar People are one of Africa’s long-established and culturally homogenous indigenous people who have lived in the Afar Triangle, at the convergence of what are now Ethiopia, Djibouti and Eritrea since time imemorial.
Ankole Royal Family, Uganda || Kingdom of Ankole
Ankole Kingdom was a traditional monarchy of BanyaNkore people of Uganda. Kaaro Karungi was the actual historical name in the 17th century. Nkore Kingdom was merged with others like Igara, Bugezi and parts of Mpororo to form what is today commonly called Ankole......
First female royal Chief Nwamitwa II of Valoyi, South Africa
HRH Chief (Hosi) Tinyiko Lwandlamuni Philia Nwamitwa II is the current Chief or Hosi of Valoyi (Nwamitwa) traditional authority of Valoyi clan, South Africa. The Valoyi are a clan of the larger Tsonga people who are largely organised into clan chiefdoms and not kingdoms. She changed history as the first female chief challenged the male... Continue Reading →
Rain Queens of baLobedu, South Africa || BaLobedu Royal Family
Lobedu or baLobedu is an ethnic community that currently inhabit the Limpopo province in South Africa. They are famously known for their baLobedu kingdom or rather Queendom where the monarch is always a woman from the Royal House of Modjajdi. Only female succession is allowed and no males are allowed on the throne. These Queens... Continue Reading →
Kings and Sultans of Somalia and Somaliland region
Somalia region which includes Somalia and the self independence states of Somaliland and Puntland were divided into various tribal or clan monarchies before colonization. However they still exist today mainly as traditional leaders of their various clans and tribes. This post focuses on currently reigning traditional monarchs in Somalia, Somaliland and Puntland....
Sultan Ahmed Alimirah of Aussa sultanate of Afar people, Ethiopia || Coronation
HM Sultan Ahmed Alimirah of Aussa sultanate of Afar people of Ethiopia and horn of Africa has been officially crowned the 15th Sultan on 13th March 2023 at a ceremony in the Afar region He is the heir to his late brother Sultan ambassador Hanfare Alimirah who passed away in 2020. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQkwwoVncN9/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= He is the... Continue Reading →
Traditional Kings and Chiefs of Zambia
The Government of Zambia recognizes 4 Paramount chiefs, 43 Senior chiefs and 241 Chiefs. Their royal titles differ with the four most senior ones being called Kings or Paramount chiefs. Traditional entities are recognized by Government with representatives seating in the House of Chiefs under the constitution. Membership is 50 members from the 10 provinces... Continue Reading →
Traditional Kings in Cameroon
Traditional Kings of Cameroon....
Lesotho Royal Family
Lesotho royal family is the current reigning family for the kingdom of Lesotho formerly called Basutoland. They are members of the Moshoeshoe dynasty names after the first king who consolidated clans into what today is called Lesotho (Land of BaSotho). The Moshoeshoe dynasty is huge with several members and descendants......
Traditional Kings in Angola
Angola is today a republic country located in Southern Africa region. The country is usually called land of Kings due to it's name Angola which is derived from the title Ngola which means King in Ndongo kingdom. It is a country with many ethnic groups with their own monarchical systems which were destroyed by the... Continue Reading →
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