The Rise and Fall of the Gaza Empire

The Gaza Empire (1824-1895) was a kingdom located in the south of present-day Mozambique and the southeastern areas of modern Zimbabwe. Starting in 1815, the militaristic Zulu Kingdom led by King Shaka Zulu waged expansionist wars throughout southern Africa, causing a wave of disruption known as the Mfecane (‘the crushing’ or ‘upheaval’), which birthed a… Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Gaza Empire