Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah (aka Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah) (1930-2008)

For nine days in early 2006, Saad Al-Salim Al-Sabah headed the government of Kuwait. He was born in 1930, the son of a Ethiopian slave named Jameela (or Jamila) who was one of the five wives of his father, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah, the 11th ruler … Read MoreSaad Al-Salim Al-Sabah (aka Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah) (1930-2008)

Ikhlas Khan (a.k.a. Malik Raihan Habshi, ?-1656)

The East African presence in the royal courts of India can be traced back to the 13th century. By the 16th century several Abyssinians (or Habshis as they were known there), the descendants of Ethiopian slaves, had become military generals and government ministers in Delhi … Read MoreIkhlas Khan (a.k.a. Malik Raihan Habshi, ?-1656)