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
Did you even know about the existence of those monarchies?????
I will bring you stories of two kingdoms that interests me.