Kingdoms of Africa

By Hannah B.

Kingdom of Ghana

Locationn: southeastern Mauritania and western Mali.

Government: constitutional democracy, the government was very weak.

Economy: Merchants had to pay a one gold dinar tax on imports of salt, and two on exports of salt. Imports probably included products such as textiles, ornaments and other materials.

Kingdom of Mali

  • Location: west Africa
  • Government: had a steady government, used a lot of military force
  • Economy:they survived on trade with objects like; copper, salt ,and gold

Kingdom of Songhai


Government:most people converted to Islam, and they were ruled under the royal court

Economy:The Songhai economy was based on a clan system The clan a person belonged to ultimately decided their occupation. The most common were metalworkers, fishermen, and carpenters.