Tuesday, November 20, 2012


I have always loved the idea of kingdoms, I find it cultral and interesting.
I first learned about Kingdoms during my history classes in primary level and to me it sounded so interesting, I wished if i were to one day experience that kind of life although i cannot ignore the fact that there are alot of things too which are negative about kingdom life style.
Most of  kingdoms died during and after the colonial period and my bad was not there to witness the real life in kingdoms.
There are presently as many as 165 Monarchies in Africa; that is: self-governing states, territories, or nations where supreme power resides with an individual, who is recognised as the head of state.
All are similar in that the sovereign inherits his or her office and usually keeps it until death or abdication
 However, only five are sovereign, while the remaining are sub-national monarchies.
Of the former, four are constitutional monarchies,
wherein the sovereign is bound by laws and customs in the exercise of his or her powers,
and one is an absolute monarchy, wherein the sovereign rules without bounds;
 currently three of these monarchies are independent states, while the remaining two are dependencies of European monarchies.
 Those monarchies that are sub-national in nature are not sovereign, and exist within larger political associations.
Here are the standing Monarchies in africa

StateDependencySuccessionMonarchReign sinceHeir apparent
LesothoKingdom; constitutionalElectiveLetsie III12 November 1990TO be determined by Senate of Lesotho when necessary
MoroccoKingdom; constitutionalAgnatic primogenitureMohammed VI23 July 1999Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco
SwazilandKingdom; absoluteElectivekubaIII25 April 1986Unknown
Template:Country data conoKingdom; absoluteElectivekuba III25 April 1986UnknownTerritoryTypeSuccessionMonarchReign sinceHeir apparent
Canary Islands
(Kingdom of Spain)
Autonomous communityMale-preferance cognatic primogenitureJuan Carlos22 November 1975Felipe, Prince of Asturias
(Kingdom of Spain)
Autonomous communityMale-preferance cognatic primogenitureJuan Carlos22 November 1975Felipe, Prince of Asturias
(Kingdom of Spain)
Autonomous communityMale-preferance cognatic primogenitureJuan Carlos22 November 1975Felipe, Prince of Asturias
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
(United Kingdom)
British overseas territoryMale primogeniture[N 1]Elizabeth II6 February 1952Charles, Prince of Wales[1]
Nation[N 2]TypeSuccessionMonarchReign sinceHeir apparent
KwaZulu flag 1985.svg Zululand
(South Africa)
Sub-national monarchyCognatic primogenitureGoodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu17 September 1968Misuzulu Zulu
Flag of Ashanti.svg Ashanti
Sub-national monarchyElectiveOtumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II26 April 1999Unknown
[[Image:]] Okyeman
Sub-national monarchyElectiveOsagyefo Nana Amoatia Ofori Panin II4 October 1999Unknown
Flag of Barotseland.png Barotseland
Sub-national monarchyCognatic primogenitureLubosi Imwiko IIOctober 2000
Flag of Buganda.svg Buganda
Sub-national monarchyElectiveMuwenda Mutebi II31 July 1993Unknown
Flag of Bunyoro, Uganda.svg Bunyoro
Sub-national monarchyIguru I1994
Flag of Busoga, Uganda.svg Busoga
Sub-national monarchyElectiveTBAUnknown
Kano flag.svg Kano
Sub-national monarchyCognatic primogenitureAdo BayeroOctober 1963
Flag of Katanga.svg Kanongesha-Lunda
(Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia)
Sub-national monarchyCognatic primogenitureMbumb II Muteb1997
Flag of Toro, Uganda.svg Toro Kingdom
Sub-national monarchyCognatic primogenitureRukidi IV5 September 1995TBA
Rwenzururu flag.png Rwenzururu
Sub-national monarchyCognatic primogenitureCharles Mumbere2009

Did you even know about the existence of those monarchies?????
kazi kwako

I will bring you stories of two kingdoms that interests me.
Stay tuned.


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