empires of pre-colonial africa



he was king of ghana (1037-1075)
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what his country did

his people were one of the first to create iron of metal tools in West Africa.Ghana was extremely wealthy, often being referred to as the “Land of Gold.They controlled the trade route between gold and salt mines and offered protection to the traders in exchange for gold nuggets.The Ghana received the nuggets and only allowed gold dust to be traded.in addition to the nugget they also taxed the salt being traded.Ancient Ghana discovered iron and used it to make more effective tools and weapons.As a result,Ghana became a more powerful empire and had