Zulu king to officially recognise Islam

Saturday 23 July will mark an important milestone in the history of Muslims in South Africa, as the Zulu monarchy of Nkandla will be formally introduced to Islam. The Mkhize family is regarded as the nucleus of the royal family within the Zulu nation. Most members of the family subscribe[…]

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The man who would be king of Kurdistan

By the time Sheikh Mahmud Barzinji declared himself king of Kurdistan in 1922, over an area that included the city of Sulaimania and its environs, he had already fought dozens of battles; some alongside the British against the Ottomans, others against the British alongside the Arabs, and then several more[…]

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AbaThembu king apologies to Zuma

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo visited President Jacob Zuma at his Nkandla residence to apologise for his “recent utterances”, the presidency said on Wednesday. “The king came to apologise to President Zuma and said he had come to ‘humble himself before the president as a son to a father’ for his[…]

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