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KINGDOMS OF AFRICA. GHANA. 800s – 1070s No easy access to other populations Sahara Desert By 800 c.e . they controled nearly all of the trade of gold and salt in the area Heavy tax on salt. Decline of Ghana. Conflict with other societies Loses power around 1070 c.e. MALI EMPIRE.

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Ghana
GHANA

  • 800s – 1070s

  • No easy access to other populations

    • Sahara Desert

  • By 800 c.e. they controled nearly all of the trade of gold and salt in the area

    • Heavy tax on salt


Decline of ghana
Decline of Ghana

Conflict with other societies

Loses power around 1070 c.e.


Mali empire
MALI EMPIRE

  • 1230 – c1430

  • First ruler was Sundita (soohn-JAHT-ah)

    • Ruled for about 25 years


Rise of mansa musa
Rise of Mansa Musa

  • 1300s – Height of Empire

  • Mansa Musa came to power in 1307

    • Devout Muslim

    • Unbelievable wealth

    • Population may have reached 40 million

  • Hajj to Mecca

    • Showed off wealth

    • Had 60,000 followers

    • Brought back Middle Eastern education to Timbuktu

      Why could this have been bad?


Songhai empire
SONGHAI EMPIRE

  • 1460-1591

  • First leader was Sunni Ali

  • Height of the Empire was under Askia Muhammad

    • First Muslim ruler