The achievements of the Songhai empire of pre-colonial West Africa include the creation of a standardized system of weights and measurements. The Songhai empire was the largest empire in African history, with several tho... More »

The factor that contributed to the fall of the Songhai Empire was a civil war that erupted in 1591. This led to a Moroccan invasion of the medieval West African kingdom. More »

At its peak in the mid-14th century, the Malian Empire was one of the largest and wealthiest of its era. Its largest city, Timbuktu, achieved international renown as a center of trade, culture and religion. More »

Songhai, Mali and Ghana were medieval realms that flourished and declined in West Africa. These kingdoms primarily controlled trade through their vast deposits of gold and salt. More »

The royal kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhai were empires that ruled parts of West Africa from the first millennium A.D. until 1591. The Ghana Empire came first, followed by Mali and then Songhai. More »

Besides the creation of one of the world's largest empires and the largest empire ever on the Indian subcontinent, the achievements accomplished during the Mauryan Empire included a widespread bureaucracy and civil servi... More »

Some of the achievements of the Ancient African Kingdom of Ghana were the establishment of a profitable trading center that linked the gold mines to the south of the kingdom to the salt mines to the north, the creation o... More »