Kingdoms of Africa
By: Rachel Cage
The kingdom of Ghana
Government: The government was ruled by strong kings who did not have any laws. They occasionally relied on the army to protect the kingdom.
Economy: The economy was based on trading. They had a lot of gold. The blacksmiths would make things out of the gold and would trade it. Ghana's gold made it in the center of a trade empire.
Collapse: The kingdom became weak from all the wars and collapsed during the 1100s.
The kingdom of Mali
Government: They rulers were kings and the government was very strong.
Economy: Mali was very wealthy and had lots of power over the gold and salt. They traded these items.
Collapse: The very powerful king Mansa Musa was the last powerful ruler of the kingdom Mali. Around 1359, civil war soon divided Mali.
The kingdom of Songhai
Government: That had a king name Kossi. they established the dia dynasty. This was the first Songhai state ever.
Economy: They were a trading empire that traded mostly salt and gold.
Collapse: There was a reign of Muhammad Ture later on. Well this made Songhai decline by a lot. By the sixteenth century, the forces of sultan of Morocco occupied much of Songhai.