The greatness  of the Empire of Ghana is evident in the impressive buildings left behind.

The greatness of the Empire of Ghana is evident in the impressive buildings left behind.

According to Dr. Chancellor Williams in his book, The Destruction of Black Civilizations, these are some of the internal and external causes that led to the fall of the great Ghana Empire.

According to Dr. Chancellor Williams in his book, The Destruction of Black Civilizations, these are some of the internal and external causes that led to the fall of the great Ghana Empire.

Ghana Empire - Wikipedia

Ghana Empire - Wikipedia

King Mansa Musa I (Emperor) was an important Malian king, ruling from 1312 to 1337 Musa ruled the Mali Empire his worth the equivalent of $400 billion in today’s currency, which makes him the richest man in the last 1000 years of human history -a  master businessman & economist  gained his wealth through Mali’s supply of gold, salt and ivory, the  main commodities for most of the world during that time. Shaka, king of the Zulus (1787) inherited the throne of father Zulu Chief Senzangakhona.

King Mansa Musa I (Emperor) was an important Malian king, ruling from 1312 to 1337 Musa ruled the Mali Empire his worth the equivalent of $400 billion in today’s currency, which makes him the richest man in the last 1000 years of human history -a master businessman & economist gained his wealth through Mali’s supply of gold, salt and ivory, the main commodities for most of the world during that time. Shaka, king of the Zulus (1787) inherited the throne of father Zulu Chief Senzangakhona.

7 Medieval African Kingdoms Everyone Should Know About While Europe was experiencing its Dark Ages, a period of intellectual, cultural and economic regression from the sixth to the 13th centuries, Africans were experiencing an almost continent-wide renaissance after the decline of the Nile Valley civilizations of Egypt and Nubia.

7 Medieval African Kingdoms Everyone Should Know About While Europe was experiencing its Dark Ages, a period of intellectual, cultural and economic regression from the sixth to the 13th centuries, Africans were experiencing an almost continent-wide renaissance after the decline of the Nile Valley civilizations of Egypt and Nubia.

2. Senegal was once inhabited by many ethnic groups. Some kindoms such as the Takrur in the 9th centruy, Namandiru and the Jolof Empire were during the 13th and 14th centruries. Eastern Senegal was once part of the Ghana Empire. In the 14th centruy the Jolof empire grew powerful having united with other kingdoms. The formed a coalition with many ethnicities. I chose this picture to represent how Senegal was once part of the Ghana Empire and ruled by the Jolof empire.

2. Senegal was once inhabited by many ethnic groups. Some kindoms such as the Takrur in the 9th centruy, Namandiru and the Jolof Empire were during the 13th and 14th centruries. Eastern Senegal was once part of the Ghana Empire. In the 14th centruy the Jolof empire grew powerful having united with other kingdoms. The formed a coalition with many ethnicities. I chose this picture to represent how Senegal was once part of the Ghana Empire and ruled by the Jolof empire.

1930s Ghana: A young King Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, King of Asante, 1931- 1970. In 1931, the year of his installation, he imme­diately began to work for the restoration of Asante Confederacy, which was accomplished in 1935. Accordingly his status was raised from that of Kumasihene to Asantehene. This was one of his greatest achievements. During his reign he managed to get large parts of Asante lands, which had been taken over by the British restored to the Golden Stool (more at link).

King of Asante, 1931- 1970

1930s Ghana: A young King Otumfuo Osei Agyeman Prempeh II, King of Asante, 1931- 1970. In 1931, the year of his installation, he imme­diately began to work for the restoration of Asante Confederacy, which was accomplished in 1935. Accordingly his status was raised from that of Kumasihene to Asantehene. This was one of his greatest achievements. During his reign he managed to get large parts of Asante lands, which had been taken over by the British restored to the Golden Stool (more at link).

Sundiata Keita was the founder of the Mali Empire. Prior to this, Sundiata was the king / chief of a small, obscure Mandinka tribe within the Ghana Empire. With the decline of the Ghana Empire during

Sundiata Keita was the founder of the Mali Empire. Prior to this, Sundiata was the king / chief of a small, obscure Mandinka tribe within the Ghana Empire. With the decline of the Ghana Empire during

10 Key Factors That Led to the Fall of the Great Ghana Empire You Probably Didn’t Know

10 Key Factors That Led to the Fall of the Great Ghana Empire You Probably Didn’t Know

Africa_-_Mali_Timbuktu.jpg Lots of resources and video links on the regions of Africa and African History

Africa_-_Mali_Timbuktu.jpg Lots of resources and video links on the regions of Africa and African History

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