Kingdoms of Africa

Megan Bell, 6th period

Kingdom of Ghana

It was located in the upper Niger River valley , between the Sahara and the tropical forests along the West Africa coast. The kings of Ghana were strong rulers who governed without any laws. Ghanaians traded their gold for other products. They also tradedivory, ostrich feathers , hides and slaves.

Kingdom of Mali

Mali is located on the Atlantic coast, but it extends far inland to the famous city of Timbuktu. Sundiata Keita established mali in the thirteenth century. He united the people of mali and created a strong government. Mali built its wealth and power on the gold and salt trade, but most of its people were farmers.

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Kingdom of Songhai

It is located in The Niger River in West Africa. Under Sunnis leadership Songhai began to expand. They traded empire.

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