Queen Regnant Binao of Bemihisatra, Madagascar (1879/80-1923)

Succeeded her mother Safy Mozongo of Bemihisatra (1869-79/80). In 1883, the French began a war of punitive expedition against the Merina, the fortresses of Anorontsanga and Ambodiladiro were bombed and destroyed, and Majunga was taken in turn with the help of her fighters.

In 1895, the French launched yet another war of annexations and colonial conquest against Merina again with her the assistance and the following year General GalliƩni was appointed by the French Governor of Madagascar. She was succeeded by her brother, Amada I (1923-1963). She (d. 1923)

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Queen Ohan Akenzua

Queen Ohan Akenzua, royal wife of Oba Akenzua II, on trip to London, England Photographer unknown, c. 1956 Modern print from glass plate copy negative Chief S.O. Alonge Collection EEPA 2009-007-0016

Her Majesty Queen Mother Ntombi of Swaziland

Queen Ntombi of Swaziland, born c. 1950, has been the Indlovukazi (Great She-Elephant) and Joint Head of State of Swaziland since 1986. She was also regent of Swaziland from 1983 to 1986. She was born Ntombi laTwala. She is the mother of King Mswati III.