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 »

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 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 »

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 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 »

Mali is located in West Africa. It is a land-locked nation that borders neighbors Algeria, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Guinea and Burkina Faso. Mali has a land area of 480,000 square miles with a population of 14.5 milli... More »

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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 »