Africa - Africa 1. Politics a. Malica. 1200-1600 (Timbuktu)...

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Africa 1. Politics a. Mali—ca. 1200-1600 (Timbuktu) i. unified Islamic kingdom ii. similar set up to the Ottoman Empire iii. very wealthy in natural resources and gold b. Mansa Kankan Musa (1312-1327) king of Mali i. devote muslim. Around 1320 he decided to make a pilgramage to Mecca, stayed in Cairo for several months ii. Could see him coming for miles bc of all the gold iii. If he stopped in the city he would bring enough gold for the local elites that he flooded the market and caused inflation for several decades c. Songhai ca. 1500 i. bigger Islamic kingdom that took over Mali ii. rich in gold and slaves d. Kingdoms i. Hausa States- unified by islam ii. Kanem-Bornu- unified by islam iii. Nubia- Islamic kingdom iv. Axum—Christian kingdom v. Europeans envied the kingdoms for their wealth e. Swahili States- language combination of Arabic and local dialects, wasn’t any part of the world that wasn’t connected to the Swahili coast through trade f. Mogadishu, Mombasa, Zanzibar, Kilwa
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