Queen Nzinga Mbande, (1583-1663) was a warrior queen of the Nzinga and Matamba and one of the greatest female African rulers who fought valiantly to keep her country's citizens from becoming victims of the slave trade.
The oldest universities were founded in Africa. Mali, Timbucktu, and Morroco. Students from all over the nation of Africa and Europe would come to learn math, science, history, language and astronomy. University of Sankore (500-1500 AD) had one of the largest libraries in the world. Founded by King Mansa Musa- one of the richest people of all time.