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The African Kingdom and Societies
Events in the historical period have revealed that Africans can establish various ways that
they can organize themselves in an attempt to meet economic, social, religious and political
needs. The formation of such organizations was largely influenced by forms of land, topography,
climate among other factors which resulted in the formation of various kingdoms and societies.
The term Kingdom between the years 1-1600 was used to refer to the spiritual reign of an
authority as well as a territory that was ruled by a queen or king. On the other hand, a society
referred to a collection of people living together for a specific activity or purpose.
The ancient period has a significant role in the history of African and African nations.
This period provides a clear explanation for various phenomena in the African continent in
respect to the present day. Besides various philosophical explanations for African kingdoms and
societies, scientists have established various truths regarding different claims for these societies
and kingdoms. The significance of these kingdoms and societies in the modern society is
attributed to the fact that, African nations need to establish inclusion ways that these tradition
and people are integrated into the entire system.
The African kingdoms were characterized with despotism where the king was in charge
of all the external and internal operations of the kingdom it was an all-powerful kingdom where
all the internal and external affairs of the kingdom were under the full control of the king. Thus,
the king was the person to give directors and authorities on any activity taking place within and
outside the kingdom as a means of consolidating power into one central place. Examples of such
kingdoms include the Ruanda Kingdom, the Soga Kingdom, the Nkore kingdom and the Kongo
kingdom of the 16th Century.
Other African kingdoms were characterized by regal kingship where only the external
affairs of the kingdom were put under the control of the king. The king had a direct influence on
all the external affairs and every issue coming from outside the bou...