Kingdoms of Africa
The Kingdom of Ghana
Government-this kingdom had kings who were strong rulers who governed without any laws.
Economy-most of the people were farmers, but Ghana prospered because of its abundant supply of iron ore and gold.
Collapse-this kingdom was weakened by wars and collapsed during the 1100s.
The Kingdom of Mali
Government-this kingdom had a strong government, the rulers were both religious and administrative leaders.
Economy-most people here were farmers. They grew grains, millet, and rice. They lived in villages with local rulers.
Collapse-by 1359 civil war divided this kingdom.
The Kingdom of Songhai
Government-this kingdom had a ruler named Kossi.
Economy-this was a big empire that extended a lot, people were farmers.
Collapse-near the end of the sixteenth century the forces of sultan of morocco occupied much of Songhai. Climate change destroyed this kingdom.