Featured Africa Story | South Africa: The Zulu Wars
How an arrogant and smug aristocrat radically underestimated the Zulus.
The late 1800s saw the so-called "scramble for Africa," as various European armies
equipped with the latest military hardware seized enormous parcels of the continent
from villagers who could only defend themselves with spears and daggers. The most
heroic resistance came from the kingdom of the Zulus, a warrior culture in the spectacular
eastern coast of South Africa (now the province of Kwazulu-Natal), which in 1879
inflicted on the British Empire a shattering defeat. Read More about The Zulu Warriors
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