West Africa's Kingdom's
Ghana, Mali, Songhai
- Economic- They were in the trans-Saharan trade, trading gold and salt. Timbuktu was a market center, and very important to the trade.
- Social- The Mali Kingdom started farther east and farther south than the kingdom of Ghana. The Mali kingdom grew by conquering other areas around. In the end, the Mali Empire controlled 400 cities, towns and villages, and held 200 million people. The kings who ruled were Muslim.