Africian kingdoms

By Luke Dennis

Kingdom of Ghana

Present day it is located on the borders of Mauritania


Ghana had a king that everyone followed

The kingdom was weak at time and were taken over by the Mali's

The economy was based on gold, ivory, and salt trade

Kingdom of Mali

They flourished from trade, and had 3 intense gold mines that made the kingdom wealthy.

Located in Western Africa by the Songhai kingdom.

They collapsed from the defeat by manden in 1610.

Mali government was composed of "3 freely states".

Kingdom of Songhai

Songhai empire was located in Western Africa.

Sonni Ali created a system of government under the royal court.

economy was based on a clan system. The clan a person belonged to ultimately decided one's occupation.

They collapsed because they were defeated by morocco.