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West African History. Ghana & Mali. The Kingdom of Ghana (500 AD – 1170 AD). Rise of Ghana. Ghana had a lot of gold and iron ore. Ghana became the first far-reaching trade empire in West Africa Ghana’s kings established and maintained their power through: their vast wealth (gold),

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West african history

West African History

Ghana & Mali


The kingdom of ghana 500 ad 1170 ad

The Kingdom of Ghana (500 AD – 1170 AD)


Rise of ghana

Rise of Ghana

  • Ghana had a lot of gold and iron ore.

  • Ghana became the first far-reaching trade empire in West Africa

  • Ghana’s kings established and maintained their power through:

    • their vast wealth (gold),

    • personal relationship with subjects,

    • and large standing armies (iron).


Ghana s economy

Ghana’s Economy

Ghana traded gold with cultures in North Africafor salt

  • Salt was important because it:

    • Preserved food,

    • Essential to their diet,

    • And helped the taste of food.

      Berber traders, then Muslim traders controlled the Saharan Trade.


Decline of ghana

Decline of Ghana

  • Spread of the Sahara Desert strained Ghana’s growing population

  • Urban populations became dependent on imported food

  • Muslim traders took primary control over the Saharan trade 

  • Ghana’s income from trade declined


Ghana s collapse

Ghana’s Collapse

  • Food shortage and reduced income made the empire less stable.

  • Ghana territory came under increased influence of the spreading Islamic empire to the north.

  • The Mali leader Sundiata Keita defeats the remnants of the Ghana Empire around 1240 AD.


The kingdom of mali 1230 ad 1600

The Kingdom of Mali(1230 AD – 1600)


Rise of mali

Rise of Mali

  • Established by Sundiata Keita

    • Epic of Sundiata

  • Sundiata Keita adopts Islam as the official religion of Mali

  • Timbuktu becomes one of the world’s largest trading centers and the world’s most advanced centers of learning.


West african history

  • Eventually, Mali covered a territory larger than western Europe.

  • … and consisted of numerous vassal kingdoms and provinces in West and Central Africa.


Type 2 writing

Type 2 Writing

  • What caused the decline and collapse of the Ghana Empire?

  • GOOD NEWS! No more CDV or Take a Stand format. Just answer the question with at least 3 supporting details.


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