MaliRise of…Rule of…Decline of…Beginning StagesThe Mali Empire is one of the largest empires in West African history. The empire was founded in 1235 CE by King Sundiata. The rise of the Mali empire began when Sudiata led the tribes of the Malinke people to overthrowSoso. Type of GovernmentThe Mali empire was ruled by an emperor, Mansa. The empire was then divided into 4provinces that were each led by a governor, they called the governor ferba. The Islamic religion was very important to them and reflected strongly in the government.Reason for declineAfter the death of Mansa Musa, the empire never had a truly strong leader that was powerful enough to keep the empire going. Eventually the power was weakenedenough that the small states were able to break free and take advantage of the gold industry.GeographyThe Mali Empire was located in West Africa. It grew alongthe Nile river and eventually spread across 1200 miles from the city of Gao to the Atlantic Ocean. The empire
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- West Africa, Mali Empire, Timbuktu, Songhai Empire