Thursday, May 20, 2010

Queen Hajiya Haidzatu Ahmed of Kumbwada

"In Nigeria's conservative Islamic north, women are barred from ruling, except in the kingdom of Kumbwada. Here, an ancient curse keeps males off the throne, according to locals. Male pretenders who dare to try will be buried within a week..."

Article from a few weeks back in the LA Times here.


Formerly stealth reader 6:41 pm  

maybe this is what the presidency in nigeria needs but in our case, any one with greedy/harmful intentions will die mysteriously. hmmm that would be so cool

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