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    The history of Mali goes back to 5000 BC, when the Neolithic human skeleton was found in the Sahara. Discovery of gold and slave trade made Djenne city a trade capital and a destiny for explorers and traders until the 11th century when the Soninke Muslims created a trading center. Soninke kingdom started to move the Trans-Saharan trade routes from the Djenne city on the Niger River valley to North Africa. Almoravid group who later was assumed by the Mandinka Empire has destroyed the Soninke kingdom. Mandinka Empire established a trade route that went back east through Djenne and Timbuktu between the 13th and 15th century. In the 15th century the kingdom of Songhai has asserted its independence to the east, allowing Djenne and Timbuktu to rise…

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    1280 to 1337, and was the fourteenth century Mali Empire emperor. In 1312 Musa became emperor following the death of the previous ruler of Mali, Abu-Bakr II. Mali was an empire in West Africa that lasted from 1230 to 1600 and under Mansa Musa’s rule it became the largest and richest area of Africa. As Ruler of Mali he had captured the kingdom of Songhai and made its most major city, Timbuktu, a very vital and important trading center in the North African area. Mansa Musa was a very wealthy…

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    Introduction The Northern Mali Conflict is best described as a civl war but has become increasingly complex since its beginnings in 2012. The conflict started as a civil war along ethnic lines and triggered by the Libyan conflict. A schism between secular and Islamic rebels served to further complicate the conflict and pose new threats to religious minorities in the region. Food shortages, rampant poverty, religious prosecution, and a politically weak Mali have resulted in hundreds of thousands…

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    King Mansa Musa was known for being the richest man in history. He took the throne from 1312 to 1337 and was the son of Sundiata. The 25 year reign was known as the “golden age of the Mali Empire. The empire stretched nearly 2,000 miles all way up to Lake Chad (Mohamed Bearrach, Meet Mansa Musa). The Empire was also known as the Mandingo. The kingdom had a large amount of gold from Bumbuk and Bure, salt mines of Taghaza and ivory. Mansa Musa achieved many goals such as expanding the trade…

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    Why Is Mali Successful

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    was one of the biggest factors that made Mali very successful. Mali was founded on a goldfield, located on the southern border of the Sahara. Their location in the trans-Saharan trade made them extremely rich and powerful. Mali took advantage of the gold beneath their feet and began to trade it for other things, such as salt. “Much gold was traded through the Sahara desert, to the countries on the North African coast” (MaliTrade). Being the center of trade, West Africa had many connections to…

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    Mali Empire

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    Introduction The empire of Mali was formed in the year of 1230 in Mali. The empire was formed by a man named Sundiata Keita, also known as ‘lion king’, and had many other leaders after his death. The most popular ruler was Mansa Musa, because of his extreme wealth and introducing Islam into the empire. The empire lost power in the 14 hundreds,after the death of Musa, but totally fell apart and ended in the year of 1600 lasting 370 years, the lack of leadership after his death was the main reason…

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    cities of West Africa, Mali made a lasting on the Silk Road with their history, geography and trade. There were more differences than similarities between the two. Things such as geography are obviously different but there is more to it like history and trading. The Silk Road started at 200 bc while Mali was founded before 1000 ad. The Silk Road traded slaves, spices, cloth, and other goods. Mali traded gold mainly but other goods as well. A clear difference is, the history of both the Silk…

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    THE PAST AND PRESENT LIVES OF EGYPT AND MALI You actually do not need to dive deeply into the African history to learn about its rich civilization. We associate themes like cultural and religious beliefs, architectural patterns and government as characteristics of a developed society. Though, most westerners hardly recognize the value of the African history some of the greatest features of civilization were found in Africa. Namely, pyramids in Egypt, Islam practice in both Mali and Egypt,…

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    River, the Mali empire raised into a strong civilization. With a strong social arrangement everyone depends on each other. Men and women, although the same species have different roles in the society. Most economic growth came from the gold mines found throughout Mali. Since a lot of gold was found in the empire, gold held the economic value. From the north salt was traded for gold. in the government the emperor held the most power. the emperor was depended to create fair and safe laws for the…

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    Many empires have risen over history. The Empire of Mali, which was founded by Sundiata Keita, was located in West Africa. A prominent country with its location becoming an important trade location by Muslims. The Aztec Empire was founded by Mexica people who later became known as Aztecs. The Aztec Empire was enormous as they ruled most of Mesoamerica and was one of the largest cities of its time. The Spanish Empire is one of the biggest empires to exist. A very politically, economically, and…

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