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African princesses and queens exiled for fearlessly resisting colonial oppression

October 19, 2018 at 08:30 am | Women

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

October 19, 2018 at 08:30 am | Women

Many of the strongest and most prolific ancient African leaders were women. Contrary to popular belief, women were sole rulers of many great kingdoms that existed in Africa.

Those who were not born into royalty became rightful queens of powerful kingdoms by leading armies and winning several battles. Other brave women, who were not happy with the social structures and problems of their previous kingdoms, broke away to set up  their own small settlement which later developed into larger and more  successful kingdoms

Be it the resistance to westernisation or local problems, these African queens and princesses were not afraid to voice out their opinions or join battles to defend their kingdoms.

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